Gua sha is a Traditional Chinese modality that uses a tool to scrape the skin. This stimulation triggers the body's natural self-repair mechanisms, which helps to improve circulation, decrease inflammation, and promote healing. Gua sha massage is often used for conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and congestion.
There is evidence that Gua Sha massage may be effective for reducing pain, inflammation and help reduce muscular restrictions. However, more research is needed to determine the efficacy of this technique.
There is some evidence that gua sha may help to prevent or delay the signs of aging, but more research is needed in this area. Gua sha involves scraping the skin with a blunt object in a specific pattern. This action is thought to stimulate the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, which helps to remove toxins and improve cellular function. This may help to prevent or delay the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. However, more research is needed in this area to confirm these benefits.