Gua Sha is a traditional East Asian healing technique, a myofascial tissue release, that’s been used for centuries. Also called ‘coining’ or ‘scraping’ of the skin with a smooth-edged tool, gua sha helps to move excess blood and body fluids, called ‘stagnation’, which releases heat from the tissues.
This has an anti-inflammatory effect, which helps to reduce pain; it can also decrease a fever, vomiting, stiffness, respiratory difficulties, and is effective in reducing acute and chronic internal organ inflammation. Increased perfusion and vasodilation can contribute to the pain relief experienced locally and distally with gua sha. The chemical cascade that occurs with this myofascial release has immune protective effects as well. Gua Sha also acts to pull healthy blood and body fluids to a ‘deficient’ area to improve healing.
Approximately 20 minutes – $50.