Gua Sha

Gua Sha is an alternative therapy that involves the scraping of skin in the affected area, using a smooth stone to help improve circulation. It is an ancient Chinese healing therapy that addresses chronic muscle pain and tension. It moves energy or "Qi" around the body. By moving blocked energy, aches and stiffness is relieved. Scar tissue is broken down enabling improved movement of the affected limb. Traditional Eastern medicine also views blood stasis or stagnation as a cause of pain and illness. Gua Sha treatments move pooled or stagnated blodd to relieve symptoms.

Conditions Treated:

  • Back pain
  • Tendon strain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Also, the treatment breaks up scar tissue caused by surgeries and injuries by creating small micro traumas.

PLEASE NOTE: This therapy can be combined with with Manual Osteopathy or Massage Therapy