Gua Sha is an ancient technique using a tool with a rounded edge to “scrape” the skin and stimulate blood flow to the area. Gua Sha can be used on the body or face. Modern science can’t explain directly all the reactions that are observed in the patient following a session, but we do know that it:
- Increases immune system activity and can help stop a cold before it starts.
- Increases blood flow to the local area and helps release muscle tension, alleviate pain, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation.
- Is safe for patients of all ages and conditions - unlike the much more aggressive and painful Graston technique employed by some chiropractors and physical therapists.