Gua Sha

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a traditional Chinese healing method in which our practitioners use a smooth-edged tool to scrape your skin while applying pressure. This motion raises small, red, rash-like dots that show under your skin called petechiae. The literal meaning of gua sha is “to scrape sand,” which refers to the light, speckled bruising on the skin after a treatment. In traditional Chinese medicine, gua sha is believed to move blood and Qi (energy).

What are the benefits of gua sha?

Gua sha can eliminate fluid build-up, reduce puffiness and stimulate blood flow to specific areas of the body.  Applying pressure with a gua sha tool regularly can untangle knotted areas and release built-up muscular tension.

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