Gua Sha

(“Scraping” Massage)

guasha-400pxFor over 2000 years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has recognized the healing properties of Gu Sha massage. Translated to mean “scraping away of pain,” Gua Sha naturally activates the body’s opiate centers (natural pain killers) and can eliminate acute and chronic pain immediately.

The purpose of Gua Sha is to release unhealthy elements, or blocked Qi, or stagnant blood, from areas of the body that are injured, stagnant or unbalanced. By applying pressure using a special spoon, coin or horn, the practitioner “scrapes” along acupuncture meridians and corresponding points, which releases knots, strains, sprains and spasms from muscles and tendons.

Over the past decade, Western medicine has come to embrace the proven healing powers of Gua Sha. Harvard and the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City have shown the positive physiological impact of microcirculation (“scraping”) and the measurable decrease in pain often associated with skeletal and muscular conditions.

Gua Sha is 2000-year-old ancient medicine capable of producing modern-day miracles in people seeking lives free from chronic pain and disease.