Gentle Gua Sha

gua shaGua Sha is an ancient Chinese medical art that involves applying gentle scraping strokes along lubricated skin with a smooth edged object such as a Chinese soup spoon.  I perform gua sha in a gentle manner to make it comfortable and enjoyable for each patient.  Gua Sha is an excellent way to increase local circulation to an injured and painful area, break up adhesions in chronically tight tissue, and ultimately help the patient experience a decrease in pain. Gua Sha is usually performed in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment.