I’ve been adding Gua Sha to my clients sessions who have chronic muscle tension and been having wonderful results. There is no pain during or after this treatment. This was an area of focus during my studies at a temple in Chiang Mai. An ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine technique and benefits include relieving pain and congestion and increasing blood flow, energy, mobility, and flexibility. It is a gentle scraping on the muscle tissue and done with a tool made of bone or stones usually jade or rose quartz. This is Lauren who has given me permission to show her photo and this is what she would like to share about it.
“I had my first Gua Sha session with Julie yesterday with miraculous results. I have had chronic pain in my shoulder since a car accident in 1998 and have tried countless natural remedies and treatments for pain. After the first session, I have much better mobility, less “crackling” in my joints and the pain has completely disappeared! It literally feels like stale air or stagnant energy was being released somewhat like acupuncture but much more effective. I can’t wait to see what the future holds with more sessions!”