Gua Sha Therapy
15 minutes: $30.00 (Can be added to any session)
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping. Gua Sha or Skin Scraping has been an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine used to prevent or treat disease since the Paleolithic Age.
Gua Sha is used to increase blood flow to an area that is in pain, irritated, or restricted allows healing to occur by allowing blood and nutrients into the interstitial space where you are experiencing your pain. This also helps to take away toxins that may be stuck in the tissue thus, allowing a waste exchange cycle to reengage.
In addition to increased blood flow, Gua Sha is a phenomenal way to break up scar tissue which limits joint movement, binds to muscle tissue, blocks interstitial fluid movement, and causes pain.
Using a tool made from smooth volcanic stone, buffalo horn, jade, or other polished mineral stones to lightly scrape the surface of your tissue. With oil or massage lotion, the immediate effect is increased circulation to the area with pain or tightness.
Sometimes petekei (small speckling purpleish red discoloration), which looks like a tiny speckled bruising may start to show in some areas. Do not be alarmed, this just means the area has more stagnation and the Gua Sha Treatment is working. Speckling should resolve in a few hours to a few days and is harmless.
Gua Sha is a fantastic therapy, espescially when combined with Cupping.