Gua Sha is one of the best-kept secrets of East Asian bodywork. Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a “reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rush”. These skin changes are only temporary and are located on the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, limps as well as sometimes on the chest and abdomen. When Gua Sha is used, the skin in the area has to be lubricated with oil first and then rubbed with a round-edged instrument.
Gua Sha is a very safe healing technique which detoxifies the body, increases the strength of the immune system, improves the blood and lymphatic circulation, eliminates pain, and improves general well-being.
The Gua Sha healing technique is a very successful for treatment of pain, including:
abdominal pain (after proper diagnosis from your physician)
disk degeneration pain
urinary Bladder pain
It is also useful for other conditions, including:
carpal tunnel syndrome
fibrocystic health disease
gall bladder problem
weather related health disturbances