Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’.
A qualified technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses a Gua Sha tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion. This friction raises micro circulation of the soft tissues as well as transitory petechiae and ecchymosis in the treated area.
Transitory therapeutic petechiae produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following Gua sha treatment.
This effect may account for the quick relief patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting and more….
Gua Sha is another tool from TCM being rapidly adopted in modern sports medicine as a form of injury prevention and rehabilitation. It is also a favorite tool for Cosmetic Acupuncture sessions and self-care routines.
Gua Sha is typically performed by a licensed health care professional such as an Acupuncturist, Massage therapist or Chiropractor.
Gua Sha is a suitable for treatment of many acute + chronic conditions. It is also a powerful tool for preventative health and longevity protocols.