Skagit Whole Health Center

Gua Sha

gua_sha_pain_reliefGua Sha is a healing technique used in traditional medicine. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation in which the skin is scraped with a ceramic spoon that results in the appearance of small red patches. “Gua” means to scrape or rub. “Sha” is a reddish, elevated patch of skin. Sha is the term used to describe blood in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as a small red bump.

What are the benefits of Gua Sha?

Gua Sha can be used to prevent and treat diseases and strengthen the body. Especially in the area of pain relief it is unequalled. It has a very quick effect on pain from head, neck, shoulder, joint and back pain to RSI, fibromyalgy, sciatica and other nerve pain, migraine, PMS, osteoporosis, rheumatism. It has as well an obvious effect on various diseases caused by functional disharmony of the internal organs.