Gua Sha is a natural, alternative traditional Chinese healing practice that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation.
In gua sha, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.
- Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs.
- A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique which drains lymphatic fluids.
- Gua sha may reduce inflammation and muscle pain
- Reliefs Migraine headaches
Reduces Neck pain