An ancient traditional medicine technique originally from East Asia which involves scraping (`gua´) the skin over the energy channels to increase blood flow and aid in the excretion of toxins in the blood (`sha´).

Gua Sha is painless, however, some bruising may be visible for 3-4 days. Highly recommendable for healthy people.


  • Helps to relieve muscle tension.
  • Activates bladder and bowel movement.
  • Enhances metabolism, thus improving immune response and tissue oxygenation.
  • Increases blood flow and promoting normal circulation to muscles, tissues and organs.
  • Skin is noticeably smoother.


  • The elderly.
  • Children (under the age of 7).
  • Oncological care.
  • Skin disorders (e.g. mycosis, eczema, psoriasis).
  • Blood thinning treatments (for example people with heart problems).
  • Menstruation.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Menopause.


  • After a Gua Sha treatment, it is not advisable to do any strenuous activity (sex).
  • No bathing.
  • Urine may appear darker in colour, particularly if Gua Sha is practiced in larger areas of the body.