Gua Sha (pronounced "gwa shaw") is an healing technique originating in Eastern Asia which involves scrapping and rubbing of the skin. As a result a rash appears on the skin. The coloring (reddish, blackish, purplish, or brownish) of the rash is an indicator of the overall health of the individual's blood flow.
Prior to the treatment oil is applied to the skin. Downward strokes are used with a round-edged scraping tool. Areas of the body Gua Sha is generally applied to is the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, arms and legs.
Benefits of Gua Sha
- Promotes movement of chi
- Normalizes metabolic processes
- Eases chronic and acute pain
- Improves blood circulation
Health Conditions Treated with Gua Sha
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- Common Colds
- Blocked Chi
- Muscular Tension