Gua Sha is a treatment method that uses a rounded edged tool to rub the neck, upper back, shoulders, and limbs. It is an effective way to release muscule tension, promote circulation, and boost the body's immune system. Gua Sha is used commonly in the home and clinic for immediate dispersal of tension or external pathogen impacting the respiratory system.
Can I do Gua Sha at home?
Yes! It takes a few tools (spoon and oil work) and a basic understanding of the body's anatomy. I can show you in a few easy steps.
Does it hurt?
Gua Sha can be a bit painful if done with great pressure. But pain is not the goal. Rather, opening the pores is the aim to allow the body to release either on the skin or muscle layer.
How long is the healing process?
Generally, Gua Sha takes less time to heal than cupping. Gua Sha slightly reddens the skin but if bruising happens then healing time will be comparable to cupping.