What is Gua Sha??? Gua sha, as known as Massage Scrapping, is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sored, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promotes metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery.
What to expect in your session……. Gua sha involves repeated pressed strokes over skin with a smooth edged and blunt instrument. The smooth edge is placed against the oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles with each stroke being about 4–6 inches long.
Who can benefit from Gua Sha……Gua Sha can be used to remedy your daily aches and pains or headeaches to chronic severe ailments. blood stagnation is considered to cause many diseases. The scraping technique can release the body of blood stagnation.
Imagine this. Running water will give clear and clean water while a stagnant pool will be full of dirt, moss, rubbish, undergrowth. Our entire blood circulation is very similar to this. When our blood is not flowing smoothly, it begins to slow down and eventually becomes stagnant. This will create an environment for the development of diseases. When Gua Sha is applied, it quickly releases blockages in your body that has been caused by stagnant blood. It actually mimics sweating and promotes circulation of your body fluids. By doing so, it helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxic waste from your deep cellular tissues. As your blood and qi circulation increases, it helps to oxidize your cells as well as to nourish them.