Wooden Gua Sha Scraper
Wooden Gua Sha scraper for traditional Chinese healing massage.
The Gua Sha scraper is used for traditional Chinese Gua Sha massage. Gua Sha treatment opens small blood vessels and thus stimulates blood circulation. Gua Sha is traditional, even thousands of years old part of Chinese medicine.
Gua Sha massage is mainly used for back, neck and shoulder pain. It can also be used for beauty treatments and to treat the face and other parts of the body.
In Gua Sha treatment, the scraper is pulled along the skin. The treatment may feel like tightening and heat on the skin, but it should not cause pain. The treatment opens microvessels right underneath the skin, which increases blood circulation and eliminates tension as well as swelling.
In a Gua Sha massage, oily or moist skin is pulled with a scraper. Gua Sha massage is done by pulling the scraper in one direction - not with backward movements. Start by pulling lightly and increase the pressure as you develop to use a scraper and get to know your own body better. More force can be used in stuck muscle treatment and fascia treatment than in the face. The Gua Sha scraper can also be used on stuck muscles just by pressing the tight muscle with the scraper until the muscle relaxes.
After Gua Sha treatment, there may be red marks on the skin after scraping, to which the words Gua (scratching, scraping) and Gua (rash, redness) refer. Traces usually disappear about 1-3 days after treatment. Gua Sha treatment can be done even every day.
The width of the Gua Sha scraper is approximately 11 cm.