Gua Sha is a healing technique used in eastern medicine. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round edged instrument that results in the appearance of small red petechial called “sha” that will fade in 2-3 days.
Raising sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, and promotes normal circulation and metabolic processes. It can be used to help prevent and treat disease, stimulate the immune system and strengthen the body.
It has a quick effect on pain in the neck, shoulders, back, and joints and is also effective at treating pain due to sciatica, mirgraines, PMS, and rheumatism, among others.