Garshana gloves are made of raw silk & used to offer the face & body a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage called garshana. Incorporating a 5-minute garshana massage into your daily routine will refresh the skin tone, stimulate the lymphatic system, increase blood circulation, combat cellulite, release accumulated toxins & increase energy.
All silk comes from the cocoon of the silkworm (actually a caterpillar). Traditional silk uses the long strands & undergoes a processing treatment to give it a soft feel & shine. Unlike traditional silk, raw silk is unprocessed & uses the shorter silk fibers left over after the spinning process. Raw silk proteins produced by the silkworm during the cocoon process remain with the fabric & are beneficial to skin & hair health. It is hypoallergenic & suitable for all types of skin. The shorter fibers give raw silk a coarser, uneven texture that is slightly knobbed, making it an excellent exfoliant.
MADE IN INDIA FROM UNBLEACHED, 100% RAW SILK by Iba Ayurveda. Raw silk contains a number of enzymes beneficial to skin & hair.
Tight elastic wrist prevents gloves from slipping during massage.
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With the exception of the heart area, you may massage the entire body as well as the face. Use small circular brush strokes for the joints & long sweeping brush strokes for the limbs & torso. It is best to brush toward the heart to assist the movement of lymph in the body, applying as much pressure as comfortable. Exert more force in areas of fatty tissue & brush gently on sensitive areas. Diagrams & print instructions included with each set of gloves.
Suggested Garshana Practice:
Wearing your 100% raw silk gloves, begin at the top of the head making small circular motions.
You may choose to lightly massage the face using small circular motions from the center outward.
Move to the neck & shoulder areas using long brush strokes.
Continue to the arms with long strokes, incorporating circular motions at your wrists & elbows.
Next, massage the abdominal area in a clockwise motion, the natural path of digestion.
The lower back & hips/buttocks area can be massaged using the circular motion.
Finish the massage with feet & legs using circular strokes for the knees & ankles & long strokes for the feet & legs.
Once finished, complete your routine with a shower to rinse the toxins & follow with your PAAVANI Body Oil.
Garshana Facial Sequence:
Lymph drain down along the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), located at the base of your skull on either side of your neck, behind your ears. (3x)
Facial sweep up the jaw line, drawing up to the ears. (3x)
Sweep from the upper lip to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). (3x)
Sweep from the nose bridge to cheeks. (3x)
Sweep from the 3rd eye to temples. (3x)
Sweep from the hair line to temples. (3x)
Forehead friction using finger pads of both hands moving back and forth.
Cheek friction in a figure 8 motion on the cheeks.
Nose bridge friction.
Close your massage with a facial sweep up the face and across the forehead. (3x)
Once finished, complete your routine with your PAAVANI Ayurveda Skincare Ritual.
Caring for your products:
Hand-loomed, thick-weave 100% raw silk allows the gloves to be machine washed & dried, making them even more exfoliating & knobbed with each wash. Do not iron or bleach.
Garshana (Sanskrit for “dry rubbing”) is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage practiced in India for thousands of years.