Gua Sha– A healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It commonly involves using an instrument with a smooth edge to press-stroke or scrape lubricated skin in one direction for the purpose of increasing circulation and releasing stagnant blood and toxins.
What is Gua Sha?
Benefits of Gua Sha
Most people use gua sha as a treatment for common conditions such as a cold, flu, headache, asthma, bronchitis and both chronic and acute pain. It’s also used to stimulate the immune system, detoxify the body and release fevers as the scraping brings excess heat and toxins to the surface of the skin.