Gua Sha at MClinic

 
 
The term gua sha can be divided into two. Gua meaning to scrape or rub and Sha is a reddish skin rash. In traditional Chinese medicine, this method is most commonly used for both acute and chronic conditions such as stiffness, pain, muscle and tendon injuries, sluggish circulation and treating headaches. Most common areas of the body for which gua sha is used include the back, legs, shoulders, arms, neck and sometimes the chest and abdomen. Gua sha promotes circulation in the area.
Gua sha involves repeated pressured strokes or scrapping over lubricated skin with a smooth edge of different tools.
Gua sha could be done as a part of acupuncture or Tuina treatment