Gua Sha uses a tool with a rounded edge to “scrape” the skin and stimulate blood flow to the area.
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 and alleviate pain
• 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.