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Gua Sha Massage

Eases pain and stiffness, effective in chronic and acute internal disorders

Gua Sha

Gua Sha, called also scraping massage, is a healing massage therapy that uses a smooth edged tool to repeatedly scrape an area of lubricated skin. 

The goal is to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’. The sha represents leakage of the blood in the subcutaneous tissue (beneath the skin). Raising sha opens pores, improves blood flow and removes blood stagnation.

A single gua sha treatment can lead to an immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, cough or nausea. It works well for acute and chronic organ disorders.

The description of Gua Sha as a scrapping massage does not sound exciting, perhaps, but the experience is in fact liberating. Gua sha acts deeper than the cupping or cupping massage does, and the freedom of movement that follows a treatment is simply great.

I use dedicated Gua Sha tools, made either from jade or buffalo horn:

Please be aware that the Sha appear like bruising and will resolve within a week time.

Swimming or exposure to wind and cold is contraindicated after the treatment.

Arya Nielsen, PhD, wrote a scientific book on the incredible benefits of this massage: Gua sha: A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice. A few articles to study are available on PubMed.

Conditions treated

Gua sha can help with a variety of muscle-skeletal and other chronic conditions. This includes:

  • Upper / low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weak legs
  • Arthritis and Gout
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fertility
  • Menstrual pain or other chronic pain
  • Muscle tone
  • Sport injuries
  • Weak immunity
  • Feeling cold / low metabolism
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Cold or flu
  • Cough with mucus
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Breast distension / mastitis

and much more.


Appointments will last 30min for kids and 50 min for adults. Please allow additional 20min for the initial consultation.


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Body-Mind Practices and Herbal Medicine

2 The Sidings
SK23 7HE Whaley Bridge

mob:    0777 580 6677
email:  [email protected]


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