Gua Sha

Gua Sha is another way to counteract blockages in the body by the use of a ‘scraping’ technique that has its roots in Chinese Medicine. It has a variety of benefits and is often used for painful muscular spasms. Additionally, it is used to surface impurities that may be dormant in the body. Commonly a soft edged implement is used and is gently rubbed against the skin. Areas of concern are quickly seen by the practitioner. Results can often be immediate. It is a bodywork or massage technique that can work superficially while having strong effects on the deeper tissue layers providing lasting results. This technique will also cause a short term reddening or bruising to the skin. While it is not painful, it is not pretty! We suggest that you consider gua sha as long as the skin will not be exposed for special events etc. within a week’s time.