Gua sha is essentially a natural, alternative treatment that involves scraping the skin with a massage tool to improve blood circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique can offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues such as chronic pain. In gua sha, a practitioner scrapes the skin with short or long strokes to stimulate soft tissue microcirculation, which increases blood flow. The technician applies MASSAGE OIL OR MASSAGE CREAM to the skin and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape the skin in a downward motion. Gua sha can also be used on the back, buttocks, neck, arms and legs.
Because we don’t move the muscles of the face as much as the muscles of the body, Gua Sha becomes especially useful for lymphatic drainage in the face. The movements of Gua Sha help to further mobilize the lymph and lead to a fresher and healthier appearance. And in case you wonder if this procedure leaves bruises, the answer is: it can happen and you can see some marks in the mirror. All this, however, is due to the intense pressure and scraping of the skin with the special tool. And besides, bruising is a good sign that the Gua Sha worked properly…