Gua Sha

Gua Sha/Scraping treatment is a natural therapy of which practitioners of Chinese Medicine apply a tool to scrape patient’s skin along selected meridians or muscles.

About Gua Sha

 

Gua sha is a traditional Chinese healing technique that involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool. The tool is typically made of jade, horn, or other materials. During a gua sha treatment, the therapist applies gentle pressure and scrapes the tool along the body in specific areas, usually along the muscles or meridian pathways. The purpose is to stimulate blood circulation, release tension, and promote healing. Gua sha is believed to help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve overall well-being. It is often used for treating musculoskeletal issues, such as muscle pain and stiffness, but can also be used for facial rejuvenation and detoxification.

Gua sha has gained popularity in recent years as a wellness and beauty practice. It has become more widely known and practiced outside of traditional Chinese medicine. Many people are drawn to gua sha for its potential benefits, such as improving circulation, reducing muscle tension, and promoting a healthy glow to the skin. The technique has also gained attention in the beauty industry as a natural and non-invasive method for facial rejuvenation and lymphatic drainage. Its popularity can be attributed to its accessibility, simplicity, and the increasing interest in holistic approaches to health and self-care.

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Gua Sha Benefits

In our clinical practice, we often combine cupping with Gua to help resolve back pain, neck and shoulder pain, tendon strain, capal tunnel syndrome, common cold and flu, asthma, migraine, perimenopause syndrome, anxiety and any chronic disorder involving congestion of Qi and Blood.

In addition to the benefits mentioned earlier, gua sha may offer several other potential benefits:

    • Lymphatic drainage: Gua sha can help stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. By promoting lymphatic drainage, gua sha may help reduce puffiness, improve skin tone, and enhance detoxification.

    • Improved range of motion: Gua sha applied to muscles and joints may help alleviate stiffness, increase flexibility, and enhance range of motion. It can be beneficial for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions or those who engage in physical activities.

  • Stress reduction: The gentle scraping motion of gua sha combined with the therapeutic touch may have a calming effect on the nervous system. It can promote relaxation, reduce stress levels, and contribute to an overall sense of well-being.

  • Headache relief: Gua sha applied to the head, neck, and shoulder areas may help alleviate tension headaches and migraines by reducing muscle tension and improving blood flow.

  • Enhanced skin health: Regular gua sha practice on the face may improve circulation, promote collagen production, and enhance the absorption of skincare products. This can result in a healthier complexion, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin texture.

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What to Expect

 

You should not have Gua sha if you:

  • have skin diseases or infection
  • bleed easily or are taking blood-thinning medication
  • have deep vein thrombosis
  • have an implant, such as a pacemaker or internal defibrillator

It's important to note that while many people find guasha beneficial, individual experiences may vary. It is recommended to consult with a qualified practitioner or healthcare professional to determine if guasha is suitable for your specific needs and health conditions. Feel free to reach out to us if ever you have questions with the gua sha treatment as we have Chinese medicine practitioners who can help you with this.

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Michelle Zhang
Michelle Zhang
Ci Mail appt@balancehealth.com.hk
Bx Phone +852 2530 3315
Michelle is trained as a typical TCM doctor.
During her practice, she finds her passion in searching the connection between mind and body. She begins her journey in studying psychotherapy, hoping to explore the possibilities to integrate it with TCM. She has an open mind, and she regards herself as a companion to her patients to grow together.
Clara Chan
Clara Chan
Ci Mail appt@balancehealth.com.hk
Bx Phone +852 2530 3315
Clara Chan is a master on the different areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has helped a lot of client in their fertility journey. In the recent pandemic situation, Clara Chan has also used her knowledge in TCM to help patients with covid and long-covid conditions.
Dr. Grace Yu
Grace Yu
Ci Mail appt@balancehealth.com.hk
Bx Phone +852 2530 3315
Grace Yu Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Grace is a registered Traditional Chinese medicine practicioner with a holistic approach. She studied craniosacral resonance therapy in Taiwan in 2013. From then on, she had a broader vision on healing and started having a deeper understanding of the world outside and inside of the human body.
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