Gua Sha is an ancient pain-relieving soft-tissue scraping technique we use in our acupuncture clinic. It’s similar to cupping except, we use semi-precious gems and crystals to gently scrape and massage tight, painful muscles. This treatment has the dual benefit of being an excellent detoxification technique as well as a fast working type of bodywork. Our premium quality gua sha stones and comfortable technique are incredible for eliminating stubborn knots and pain.
This scraping technique is a very functional way to massage and knead larger musculature, as it allows us to utilize a gem stone tool that puts fixed pressure on the muscle and it’s associated dermatome in a precise location on the body. Most clinics use the back of a soup spoon or plastic tool to apply gua sha. Our tool box is filled with gems that have various healing properties and feel incredible on tight muscles.
Similar to cupping, this technique leaves purple marks. The more purple, the more your body needed care in that area. All totally worth it as it will improve range of motion and muscle performance while decreasing tension and pain. Gua sha is incredible and unbinding knots, loosening stuck shoulders and treating all kinds of muscle pain.