Gua Sha in Honolulu
Gua sha – The great traditional Chinese technique – Is applied to chronic soft tissue pain with an emphasis on restoring normal circulatory function, boosting energy and the immune system, and improving flexibility (for ex. on the frozen shoulder, extending range of motion and increasing strength).
We are your fellow specialist for Gua Sha in Honolulu!
What is the meaning of Gua Sha?
“Gua” means scraping and “sha” means sand. Sand refers to irregular texture that one palpates as sha rise to the surface.
Sha is visible after the treatment and appears as petechiae (small red dots resembling a rash resulting from capillary hemorrhages).Petechiae appears in tissues where adhesions and scar tissues have accumulated from repeated trauma.
From the Easter perspective, abnormal conditions result from blockage of toxins (acidic environment resulting from impaired circulation) that block the flow of chi (the life energy) through the body.
Petechiae might be very light (indicates deficiency of blood), red (acute condition which did not penetrate deep into the body yet), purple (indicates blood stagnation), dark brown (dryness in the body and deficiency of fluids).
Benefits of Gua Sha
Conditions to Consider to Be Treated with Gua Sha
Interested in Gua Sha in Honolulu?
Add gua sha to any regular Combination Massage or Royal Package for an additional $20. We also have a video on Youtube explaining this technique! Call us or request an appointment online to schedule your Gua Sha session today. Gua sha is provided only by selected therapists with special training.