Gua Sha involves scraping (“gua”) across the skin with an instrument in order to bring up raised, red marks (“sha”). Gua Sha tools are made from a variety of materials, from the more traditional buffalo horn to the more modern porcelain. Gua Sha is frequently used to treat neck and shoulder stiffness and headaches, but it can be used in other places as well. The color of the “sha” will vary from pink to blackish purple. Like cupping, the marks can last up to a few days, but generally fade quickly.
30-45 minutes; $50