How Does Gua Sha Massage Work?
Gua sha massage starts with a cleanse and gentle massage with a special oil to prepare the skin and ensure your safety and comfort during the treatment. Once your skin is prepared, the practitioner will gently, but firmly, roll the curved edge of the gua sha scraper across your skin with short or long strokes in a downward motion.
This process is usually carried out on the back, neck, arms, buttocks and legs. Gua sha massage begins with mild pressure, activating the capillaries beneath the skin’s surface. Pressure is gradually increased until it gets to the source of the pain.