Gua Sha

Overhead view of woman receiving gua sha acupuncture treatment on back

Gua Sha can be added to your acupuncture session.

Gua Sha is a technique wherein the skin is scraped, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument. In western terms, the scraping draws out blood and metabolic waste congesting the surface tissues and muscles, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes.

Appropriate therapeutic oil will be applied to the area prior to treatment and this allows the stone to glide smoothly over the skin. Subcutaneous bruising often occurs and the surface of the skin will look dramatically colored.