Gua Sha or Chinese scraping is a technique used to release adhesions and scar tissue in muscle and fascia (saran wrap-like covering holding your muscles together under your skin).
Western therapies use similar scraping techniques originating from Gua Sha such as:
The pressure applied may be firm or gentle from the gua sha tool depending on patient comfort, the area being treated and tenderness prior to treatment.
Tenderness approximately 1-2 days after treatment with possible bruising in area of treatment.
1. Rest / pace physical activity levels.
2. Hydrate: water, Powerade, Gatorade, coconut water and/or milk.
3. Reduce timeframe of marks: