Gua sha is a traditional Chinese healing method in which a trained professional uses a smooth-edged tool to stroke your skin while they press on it. This motion raises small, red, rash-like dots that show under your skin called petechiae.
Gua sha, when used on the face or body, helps to relieve muscle tension, boost blood circulation, and promote lymphatic drainage. It also enhances the delivery of fresh oxygen and nutrients to various tissues throughout the body, which means a healthier glow for the skin!
Our Gua sha massage is performed while the client is laying on our BioMat®, treating the whole body.
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Our Gua sha Practitioners are certified.
Practitioner involves several different massage techniques applied to different acupressure points along the meridian lines. The various massage techniques employed in this massage include kneading, tapping, pinching, pushing, and stretching of soft and deep tissue.
Practitioner uses a smooth-edged tool to stroke your skin while they press on it. This motion raises small, red, rash-like dots that show under your skin called petechiae.
Practitioner uses their fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body's meridians. Sometimes, acupressure also involves stretching or acupressure massage, as well as other methods.
Practitioner massages the scalp to relieve tension in the area, reduce stress, and even improve hair.
It goes without saying that there are many differentiating situations where tension can arise: a repeated action, poor posture, injury, stress, health conditions or imbalanced structure; but most have a relation to how the connective tissues and fibres behave when under pressure. Therapists use a variety of techniques to release Tension: tightly bound fibres referred to as knots or adhesions, trigger points, scar tissue, and spasms.
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Our body has twelve main meridians, or energetic passageways, that pass through the top layer of skin and fascia. Think of twelve different extension cords plugged in end to end and intertwined. If you were to unravel them, they would form one big circle. Thus, they are all connected.
No surgery required! People use gua sha for a host of skin care reasons, including smoothing wrinkles, reducing puffiness, and sculpting the face.
The lymphatic system plays an important role in immune function. And lymph fluid helps filter toxins from the body. When the lymphatic system doesn't function properly, it can cause fluid buildup. Massage therapy and manual lymphatic drainage have been used to reduce swelling and fluid buildup for people with musculoskeletal disorders, breast cancer, and other conditions.