Gua Sha is a fantastic, non invasive treatment method that releases stuck energy via the skin. It’s used to release tension, improve blood circulation to a particular area (for example, the neck) and according to Chinese Medicine can clear colds and flus. A ceramic, stone or jade tool is used together with oil on the skin to create friction and warmth. It is normally a pleasant deep massaging sensation, however due to the friction created, markings may be left for a up to a week after the treatment. Typically the more severe the blockage, the more pronounced markings. This information is great feedback for you and your practitioner to know how much additional treatment may be required in that area. Gua Sha is highly effective and very safe when performed by an experienced Chinese Medicine practitioner.