General Questions

What is Guasha?
  • Gua Sha, also known as scraping, is a massage technique which involves rubbing the skin with an implement (usually jade) which improves blood circulation at that localised area. Gua Sha is a myofascial technique which breaks up muscle adhesions and may assist with increasing range of motion.

    An ointment or oil is used for Gua Sha.

Are there any marks from Guasha?
  • Petichiae or ‘Sha’ refers to the red marks that come up through guasha and reflects the elimination of toxins from the body. These will go away within 1-7 days.

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