“Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā), literally "to scrape away fever" in Chinese (more loosely, "to scrape away disease by allowing the disease to escape as sandy-looking objects through the skin").”
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese technique used to aid in releasing toxins from the body with the use of a smoothed tool. By scraping the surface of the skin we encourage the pores to open, stimulating the nerve endings, and in turn increasing blood flow in order to normalize the body’s functions by bringing the toxins and congestion to the surface in order to flush them out of the lymphatic system.
The visual result is red dots on the skin, similar in appearance to bruising but only lasting 2-4 days in appearance as they are the result of released congestion, not broken capillaries.
This is a powerful and painless practice that can quickly relieve symptoms of disease, illness or infection. Gua Sha is best known to aid sore muscles and symptoms of the common cold and flu.
Treatment duration is approximately 30 mins.