Gua Sha & Acu-Pressure

GUA SHA & ACU-PRESSURE

What Is Gua Sha/Acu-Pressure?

Acu-pressure uses the same pressure points and meridians, but Acupuncture employs needles, while Acu-pressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure. When these acu-pressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body's life force energy to aid healing. Acu-pressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, fortify the sexual reproductive system, detoxify the body for greater health and beauty, and tone facial and back muscles.

What will Gua Sha Treat?

Although Gua-Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments. First, Gua-Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. I then use a smooth round-edged object to apply short brisk strokes to that area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"), detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and vitality you experience from it will last much longer.

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