Gua sha 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.
Short or long strokes with this Gua Sha tool will stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow.
Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s face, back, neck, arms, and legs. A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique. You can apply mild pressure, and gradually increase intensity to determine how much force you can handle. This tool is also very beneficial for migraine head aches.