Gua Sha

(“Scraping” Massage)

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

The purpose of Gua Sha is to release unhealthy elements, blocked Qi, or stagnant blood from areas of the body that are injured, slow-moving, or unbalanced. By applying pressure using a special spoon, coin or horn, the practitioner “scrapes” along acupuncture meridians and corresponding points, releasing 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 University and the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City have demonstrated the positive physiological impact of microcirculation (scraping) and the measurable decrease in pain often associated with treatment of  muscular and skeletal conditions.

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