What is Gua Sha?

A traditional Chinese Medicine technique that utilizes a small medical board to apply a press troking massage technique to; increase micro circulation, promote lymphatic drainage and the flushing of toxins from the body and face. Gua Sha therapy can improve immune response, function of the nervous system, effectively reduce inflammation and pain, muscle tension, and stiffness, as well as releasing inhibited holding patterns in the fascial and musculature, and thereby enhancing improved functioning.

The Technique

  • Use a light and gentle pressure, avoid or dragging skin
  • Hold the jade Gua Sha tool at a 15-degree angle
  • Press stroking using a unidirectional angle
  • Press stroke 5 to 8 times before moving on to the next working area
  • The technique can be applied 2 to 3 times weekly

Contraindication For Using Gua Sha:

  • Avoid using on open wounds, rashes, sunburns, moles or pimples

The Care

  • Using disinfecting wipes to clean the entire gua sha tool then soak for 30 minutes with hydrogen peroxide. To finish, wash in warm soapy water and then towel dry.
  • For professional use sporox solution and soak for 30 minutes to disinfect.