Gua Sha (Scrapping)
A revolutionary healing art that really works for you! Scraping Therapy, known as Gua Sha in China for over a thousand year, is a healing art based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and used throughout Asia.
How does Scraping Therapy work?
The Scraping Therapy is used to release the body of blood stagnation. Blood stagnation is considered to be the cause of many diseases in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). To visualize this, you may want to compare the water from a running stream versus the water in a still stagnant pond. The stagnant pond will be full of gunk, green moss and other growths while the running stream will have clear water. Our entire blood circulation is very similar to this. When the blood is not flowing properly, it starts to become stagnant and creates an environment more suitable for disease.
This is why Scraping is such a useful technique. It can quickly release blockages in your body caused by stagnant blood. This is because it mimics sweating and promotes body fluid circulation which helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxic waste from your deep cellular tissues. It also increases blood and qi circulation to help oxidize your cells as well as nourish them.
Scraping has two main functions where it both nourishes and detoxifies:
1st, the stroke action used to release petechial to the surface of the skin, forces more blood and oxygen to the area treated which helps to nourish those cells.
2nd, the red spots on the skin become a byproduct that signals the body to do a sweep up of the area so that it eliminates both the dead blood cells as well as other toxins that surfaced towards the skin during the Scraping process.
After a treatment, the patient often has immediate relief from pain, headaches, fever, chills, cough, chest pains, nausea, stiffness, etc. After a series of treatments Scraping is able to release enough toxins to allow the body to find inner balance.
Besides curing diseases, Scraping Therapy may build one's body, prevent diseases and help lose weight.Under the stimulation of Scraping Therapy, more blood serum will be produced to improve the body's immunity.
Before the process, daub the skin with oil. Then scrape the skin with a scraper (special scraping equipment). Always scrape the skin in the same direction and continue until the skin is red and purple marks appear (indicating the locations of sick muscles). The intensity, the speed, duration, depth of the action, and the location of scrape, all has direct impact over the curative effects.
No damaged for the skin and the tissues with the scraper. You will only feel a very little bit pain of blockage tissues while scraping ---- no pain among the healthy tissues. Although there are some red spots on the skin after the treatment, As a matter of fact, the red spots mean some toxins or wastes coming out from the sick tissues. It’s quite different from the bruise or hemorrhage and the red spots will fully disappear within 3 to 7 days due to the promoted metabolism.