Gua sha is a safe, natural healing remedy using scraping tools, and it can be applied on the whole body.Commonly we use it for massaging the back and the neck. This technique is very popular for cosmetic use. Deepening on the issue it can be painful. For cases of muscular pain, the result is outstanding because deep muscle groups are also activated.
The purpose of the gua sha is similar to that of the cupping therapy. It creates hyperemia, activates the lymphatic circulation and in this way the toxins are eliminated. In Chinese Medicine, it is called “moving the blood stasis”.
We always take the full history of the person and if there are any contradictions we will not use this technique.