Gua Sha is a scraping technique where pressure is applied to the skin using strokes with a smooth edged instrument. It is often used with acupuncture treatment and may provide added relief for pain and other ailments.
Gua sha is used to treat chronic neck, shoulder and back pain, strains and sprains, stress, muscle aches, fatigue, sleep disorders, skin disorders, and blood disorders.
It promotes circulation and normalizes metabolic processes by eliminating metabolic waste congesting surface tissues and muscles. Gua Sha creates a suction on the skin that pulls stagnant intercellular fluid to the surface and removes toxic debris. That fluid is replaced with fresh, oxygenated, nutrient rich fluid which accelerates regeneration, revitalizes the area being treated, and brings about a state of balance in the system.