Gua Sha Massage

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a form of accupressure that involves smoothing a round-edged tool over your skin. It is increasing in popularity as a way to reduce tension and puffiness in the face. However, it’s also used all over the body, particularly the back, buttocks, arms, and legs. We often use essential oils for aromatherapy and to help the tool slide across your skin more easily.

Gua sha improves blood flow and has significant potential health benefits. Using this tool during massages can change the whole feel of the massage. It also reduces inflammation, making it a good option for those with chronic pain. This form of massage can treat muscle tightness, and it also has other benefits, such as reducing:

  • Tension headaches

  • Swelling

  • Migraines

  • Neck pain

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After your Chinese massage, you may have slight bruising, but it will fade soon after your appointment. However, if you have issues with blood clots or other circulation problems, gua sha may not work for you. Instead, consider a lighter massage style, like Swedish massage. 


Our studio in Pittsburgh, PA offers a variety of massage styles to enhance your health and relieve tension from your body. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer!