Gua Sha is a scraping technique intended to move around energy, improve circulation and help your body rid itself of toxins. Therapists use a special tool to scrape the skin while placing pressure on the muscle to help release blood stagnation and relieve tight muscles.
Gua Sha can cause red marks on the body that will typically fade in a few days. Please keep this in mind if you have a special event coming up. Even though the body may get these red marks, the treatment is not generally painful and can be tailored to your pain level.