Gua Sha (Gwah Sha) is a technique that involves sliding or scraping a smooth curved tool along the skin to increase blood flow and releave heat and stagnation from the underlying tissues. Often used for chronic musculoskeletal problems involving adhesion's and scar tissue Gua Sha is also used for fevers, food poisoning and summer exhaustion syndromes.
“I’m going to do Gua Sha to you” said my practitioner. “Ummm… what the @#(*#& is that” I said! After a long explanation and a lot of fancy talk I learned that it was something like a massage but with a tool that would “Scrape” the scar tissue and knots out of my muscles. “That doesn’t sound very comfortable” was all I could say before I was covered in herbal ointment having a Chinese soup spoon slid over my sore muscles. Let’s fast forward to after the Gua Sha was done. I got up and felt great. It was a direct relief on those sore muscles. The soreness had diminished and my movement was freer and easier. I have gone back for follow-ups with less hesitancy and more excitement because the results continue to improve! - B.C. – Banker – 5 Star!