Gua Sha

Gua_ShaGua Sha is an ancient practice of Chinese Medicine in which the surface of the skin is lubricated and then lightly scraped with a smooth ceramic tool. From the perspective of Chinese medicine, it functions to alleviate pain by unblocking the flow of congested Qi and Blood in the meridians. From the Western medical perspective, Gua Sha activates the lymphatic system, which is an important way for the body to clean out toxins that have accumulated. It also increases microcirculation and thereby supplies the area with fresh nutrients and oxygen to promote healing, triggers the release of the body’s natural pain-relieving opiods, and at the same time stimluates the nervous system to create a relaxing sensation.