A form of massage where the therapist using small edged tool on the lubricated target area in rhythmic strokes until a mark appears (usually redness of the skin).
This redness of the skin creates a stimulation of cell functions that will help to break down scar tissues. Gua sha is used to treat a range of illnesses and disorders such as muscles, tendons and ligaments pains, low back pains, and neck pains and in a wide range of sports injuries and rehab. In a study tilted (GuaSha improves the rating of perceived exertion scale score reduces heart rate variability in male weight lifters) concluded that weight lifters felt that lifting weights took less effort after treatment.
Benefits of Gua Sha
1. Stimulates the immune system
Gua Sha stimulates the natural healing process of the body; hence, activation of the immune system takes place.
2. Headaches and Pain reduction
Gua Sha helps with improving the circulation to the tight muscles at the head and neck, which in turn result in better circulation and less pain
As Gua Sha is a form of massage therapy, it can be very effective addition to your beauty routine it could be very helpful addressing aging issues with the skin such as
- Smooth fine lines
- Decrease puffiness under the eyes
- Scars of the skin