Gua Sha Massage
Gua Sha Massage is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.
In Gua Sha Massage, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a Gua massage tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.
Gua Sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Gua Sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs. A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique. Your technician may apply mild pressure, and gradually increase intensity to determine how much force you can handle.
Soft Tissue Release
Soft Tissue Release Techniques (massage) to release tightness and adhesions in muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments.
An ancient Chinese healing therapy where a hand held Gua Sha tool is used to improve circulation, break down scar tissue and release fascial restrictions in soft tissues.
Tui Na Massage
Defined as ‘the ancient healing art of fingers and strength’. Tui Na is carried out through a towel or clothes and uses various lifting, stretching, pushing and grasping massage techniques.