Guasha, also known as skin stimulation, is a complementary therapy to acupuncture.At Essential Balance, both guasha (or gua sha) and acupuncture are used together to gain maximum benefit.
What is Guasha?Guasha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is pressed with a piece of oxbone, releasing unhealthy elements, stimulating blood flow and healing.
Did You Know?
Gua Sha Acupuncture treatments are covered by most health coverage plans
How Does Gua Sha Work?Guasha works by stimulating the immune system; it detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes blood and lymph circulation, releases pain, and diminishes stress.
Once the blood flow is stimulated from the guasha treatment, it is then followed by an acupuncture treatment. The combination is especially effective for:
- back pains
- stiff muscles
- anxiety / depression
- migraines / headaches
- cellulite dissolution