Gua Sha is a traditional treatment where pressure is applied to the skin to express pathogens from muscle tissue. It is often used in acupuncture to help balance both the qi or chi energies in the body to help with healing, muscle relaxation and tonifying.
More recently on social media and in pop culture, Gua Sha is becoming more mainstream in the application of facials to help relieve muscle tension and headaches.
I’ve summarized some of the main points about Gua Sha to help you learn more about how to use this most effectively!
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