Gua sha mean’s “scraping sha-bruises”, is an ancient Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. The Sha can last up to a week before fading away.
Points on the hands are stimulated in the same way body acupuncture points are used in treatments.
As in acupuncture, points are activated on the ear using inserted needles or non-invasive magnets or tiny pellets.
A hands-on body massage treatment opening the body’s defensive to move energy to the meridians and muscles.
It is one of the oldest holistic health therapies still in use today and is part of the state healthcare system in China.