What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha translated literally means “scraping”. As the name suggests it is a Chinese medicine technique by which the skin is scraped gently to promote slight bruising. Similar to other Chinese medicine techniques, the practice of Gua Sha helps promote blood flow in the particular area and consequently stimulate healing. Gua Sha helps release pathogenic blood stagnation and as a result helps re-establish healthy circulation and metabolic processes. It is often used to help prevent disease by stimulating the immune system. Gua Sha has been proven to be effective in treating anything from muscle aches and tension to migraines and sciatica.