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Gua Sha

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What is a Gua Sha?

Gua Sha (pronunced Gwah Shaw or Gwah Saw) is an ancient manual medical technique that uses a tool to scrape the skin, muscle & fascia for the purpose of loosening adhesions or stagnation, relieving muscle tension & promoting normal circulation to these tissues. This creates an expansion of the tissues-increasing blood flow, promoting better functioning of sweat and sebaceous glands, flushing capillary beds, draining stagnant blood, toxins and lymph, restoring normal metabolic processes and re-supplying vital nutrients to the surrounding tissues. The word Gua translates to Scraping & the word Sha to the Markings that appear.

Benefits of Gua sha?

Gua Sha is an effective method to detoxify the body, stimulate the lymphatic and nervous systems, and promote healing of tissues, organs & structures. The repeated even strokes pull stagnant fluids to the surface, removes toxic pathogens and promotes the flow of fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich blood & lymph.


  • Reduce Pain & Inflammation

  • Increase blood flow to muscles, tissues and joints

  • Release muscle tension, stiffness, cramps/spasms

  • Breaks up stagnation & loosens adhesions

  • Detoxify the body, Reduce a fever

  • Decrease physical and mental fatigue

  • Heighten mood and sense of well-being

  • Decrease anxiety and regulate the stress response

  • Improve general relaxation and sleep

  • Stimulate the immune system

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