Gua Sha

Gua sha (刮痧) is a manual technique used by Chinese Medicine Practitioners. Gua sha is performed by rubbing a smooth-edged tool across the skin to relieve pain and tension.

This process is believed to help blood flow and create a “lifting” effect on your skin, which improves blood circulation to the area bringing energy and oxygen rich blood to nourish the area and promote healing.

Gua Sha can be used for a number of conditions including various musculoskeletal problems, pain, poor circulation, inflammation, lesson toxins, lymphatic drainage and reduce muscular tension.

It is often used as an auxiliary technique to other complementary treatments like Tuina Chinese Massage, Acupuncture, or Chinese Herbal Medicine.