Hayo'u Body Sculptor

Frequently Asked Questions

Body Sculptor FAQ's

For best results we recommend using the Sculptor daily, but go gently, listen to your body and build up use and pressure gradually.

To keep your tool in optimum condition we recommend cleaning after each use with the Hayo'u Crystal Cleanser which has been formulated specifically for this.

Osteoporosis is a serious condition caused by low bone density, which can result in the long bones of the body becoming brittle, with an increased risk of fracture - it often needs medical treatment and ongoing monitoring by a consultant. We therefore need to be responsible in suggesting that the use of some tools, such as the Sculptor or Drummer, might be contraindicated for people with Osteoporosis. This is because the use of these tools can potentially put people at risk of discomfort or even injury due to the fragility of their bones making them more susceptible to micro-fractures or more significant breaks. Additionally, compromised soft tissue, often associated with this condition, may be aggravated by the physical manipulation involved in using the Sculptor. Of course, we understand that the severity of any named medical condition will vary considerably from person to person, so we would always recommend that you check with your consultant and get their explicit consent before using. If you do decide to use the tool, remember to begin with a very light touch and build intensity gradually. only if you are comfortable.

When taking blood thinners we need to assume that you are being treated for a blood issue. However, there are, of course, varying degrees so it might be that if your condition is not severe then you could use the tool lightly. You would need to get consent from your consultant, as we don’t know what your medical history is. If advised not to use the full sculpting you can glide the tool flat over your skin, or hold it over area of inflammation or pain, heating or cooling it as required.

When flying we advise the Sculptor is in checked luggage, a couple of customers have has bags checked and the tool queried when in cabin luggage. To protect your tool in your case, ensure it is packed in it's pouch and within layers of clothes.

The Sculptor can be used either in the morning or evening.

Do not use the Body Sculptor on them but on other parts of the body gently so ie not the lower leg. The bian is very magnetic to energy so even a light stroke will benefit.

They're different tools for different jobs. This one is particular adept to harmonising fascia which the other tools don't do that as well.

Yes but not for too long you don't want to over open the channels.

Yes but go gently and slowly and don't over do it.

Definitely not.

Yes massively, although please check the contractindications.

Yes you can please go gently to start and take your time to build up.

Yes it can but also please look at Katie's gut health masterclass on this too for full advice.

Your tool can be used gently daily, listen to your body and build up the pressure.

Yes you should clean daily and use the Hayo'u Crystal Cleanser which has been formulated specifically for this.

When we begin to use the Sculptor, it is not unusual for us to experience a little itching of the skin.

This is because fascia massage increases blood flow and circulation and helps release toxins and metabolic waste, which can sometimes cause itching as the body adjusts.

The stimulation of nerve endings and the breakdown of cellulite fat deposits can also add to this sensation. Additionally, as part of the body's healing response, as well as the improved lymphatic drainage and fluid movement that the massage prompts, it can cause temporary colouration of the skin (much as gua sha does), but this should subside as the body adapts to regular massage with the tool. 

For those of us who have particularly sensitive skin, we may notice this more than others.  Of course, if it is uncomfortable or prolonged, then discontinue use until the symptoms ease and then resume only when comfortable and remember to begin very gently - we should always listen to our body.

Pregnant women should avoid gua sha unless performed by a professional practitioner. This is because certain acupressure points on the face and on the body can trigger uterine contraction. To be safe, it would be also wise to avoid massage on the back and abdomen during pregnancy.

If your fascia is compromised, you may experience bruising initially when starting fascial release. The aim of fascial release is to restore the fascia to optimal health, so until your body becomes accustomed to the procedure, you might find that you bruise easily. Not everyone bruises, and bruising is not the aim, however if your fascia is not healthy, this may occur until the fascia is restored, and you may bruise again as you reach deeper layers. It is important to remember that bruising is not an injury in the traditional sense (like the bruising you might get when you bang your leg on a table); it is a temporary side effect of the procedure. This bruising serves as a visual reminder of the positive changes occurring at a cellular level beneath the skin, caused by the intentional pressure applied to areas of stagnation. Although we might not usually view bruising as a positive sign, in this context, it indicates restored blood flow to previously blocked areas and is the body's natural response to microtrauma, showing that rejuvenation is taking place, similar to what is observed with gua sha or cupping.
As always, begin very gently until your body gets used to fascia release massage, and only increase pressure when you feel ready. This is not an overnight process; it takes time and patience, but the results are worth it.