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For thousands of years, acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese medicine have utilized the healing benefits of Gua Sha. The term "Gua Sha" is often translated as “scraping”, since the technique is characterized by moving a flat, blunt-sided object against the skin in repeated upward stroke. Gua Sha activates acupressure points along the twelve major meridian lines and is associated with the removal of toxins and movement of "chi" through the body.
In modern healthcare, this practice is referred to as Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, or IASTM therapy, and is performed using medical-grade steel tools. Both techniques heal the body by intentionally producing controlled micro-traumas in specific layers of fascia to encourage therapeutic inflammation and ﬁbroblasts—collagen-producing cells within the connective tissue. Additionally, it boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage – which takes away toxins and brings in oxygen and nutrients.
Add this powerful practice to your daily routine for a dose of mindfulness and vitality to keep you in the moment and in your element.
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