The Benefits Of A Guasha Massage

Health & Pain Relief With Gua Sha (Video)

Getting bruised to feel better? Yes. That’s exactly what’s happening here.

It’s a therapy for pain that draws stagnant blood to the surface of the skin leaving red and pink bruise marks. No, it’s not torture but an ancient Chinese technique called “Gua Sha” used to treat muscle and tendon soreness.

It’s very useful to help to soften the soft tissue and loosen muscular tightness and can help return proper blood flow to the area. It’s similar to cupping that increases blood flow with suction. Gua Sha works with directed pressure, scraping but not breaking the skin.

And while it might be popular for some, there are plenty of skeptics.

David Schimann, a licensed acupuncturist was asked what he would say to critics who say that there’s not enough science to prove that Gua Sha works. He replies, “I’d say for them to come in and try it because the proof is in the pudding. It works!”.

Anne Medrano is an amateur athelete and says that Gua Sha helps her cope with sports injuries. She says that Gua Sha gives her immediate relief from pain and provides her with more freedom of movement and it feels really good.

Gua Sha is an effective way to:

  • Reduce & Relief Pain
  • Improve Blood Circulation
  • Restore Health & Well Being