Gua Sha

What is it?

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.  This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.  Practitioners believe that gua sha releases unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sore, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery.  Gua sha is sometimes referred to as “scraping”, “spooning” or “coining”.

Health Benefits

  • Supports immune system
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Treats cold, fever & lung problems
  • Perimenopause symptoms (sweating, insomnia, headaches)
  • Relieves muscle & joint pain
  • Facial rejuvenation

How Gua Sha Works…

Gua sha is the practice of using a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool.  Using this tool, the practitioner applies pressure and scrapes the skin with short or long strokes to stimulate micro-circulation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow.  The practitioner applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.

This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha.

Gua Sha treatment – $85