Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Gua Sha therapy (pronounced Gwah Shaw), in contrast to cupping, is a deep tissue modality used to help soothe aching, tired and “knotted” muscles – essentially dysfunctional tissues.  Gua Sha works by restoring regular blood flow, breaking up blood stasis and blood and Qi stagnation thereby returning the muscles to normative function.  As is the case with Tui Na and Cupping; Gua Sha also uses acupuncture meridians.