Gua Sha involves gentle scraping of the skin using oil and a Gua Sha tool. The scraping motion creates a suction on the skin that pulls stagnant inter-cellular fluid to the surface, removing toxic debris, and replacing it with fresh oxygenated, nutrient-rich fluid. This accelerates regeneration and revitalizes the area being treated.
Gua Sha can be used in the treatment of chronic pain, poor circulation, inflammation, fatigue, infection, and emotional stress. Gua Sha treatments are not painful, despite leaving a temporary red bruising.