Gua Sha Benefits
Gua Sha benefits: You may have heard about “gua sha”, also called as “spooning” or “coining” in the USA.
The process is scraping the skin in order to detoxify and refresh the body. It also use for beauty and health care. The principle is scraping following the Meridians and acupressure points.
The gua sha treatment is quite popular in Asia since it’s so easy, and the results are so quick and amazing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that, illness and pains are essentially blockages of both blood and qi.
It’s no mystery that , when you suffer from muscle soreness, rubbing the area to increase blood flow , will help relieve the pain. That’s the basic principle.
Starts with a warm bath, or sauna will bring better effect for Guasha scraping.
Medical science explains this unblock qi as an expulsion of metabolic waste built up in congested tissue and muscles.
The scraping works like an extreme form of exfoliation, and will leave behind marks and redness.
But don’t worry, these will fade within a few days of the treatment.
So what is gua sha massage benefits?
1) Tired Muscles
Anyone who’s had a hard work out knows the dreaded feeling that sets in the next day, DOMS – or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Especially when trying to get back in to shape after a long break, the dreaded DOMS is a nearly inevitable by product of exercise.
To counteract this extreme muscle soreness, follow a tough work out with plenty of stretching, water, and a session of gua sha,rid your body of all that lactic acid, and make room for new muscle to build!
Gua sha is great for any kind of muscle soreness, stiffness, or fatigue.
2) Head colds
Upper respiratory illnesses afflict us all at one time or another, usually in the cold of winter, so what better way to treat a cold than with a hot bath or sauna followed by gua sha?
Your masseuse will run the scraping tool over your upper back, neck and shoulders to relieve congestion. And expel fluids built up in your chest, and you’ll experience the relief almost immediately afterwards!
Since gua sha is such an ideal treatment for sore muscles, it’s also ideal for those monthly menstrual aches and pains.
By following the principles of reflexology, your masseuse will scrape different parts of the body. To relieve soreness in your lower abdomen.
To try the practice for yourself, contact your local acupuncturist. Or buy a simple gua sha tool or use a spoon and try it for yourself at home.