Gua Sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a hand held tool made of horn to improve circulation and release toxins trapped in the muscle when it is injured or tight. Gua means scraping and sha can be defined as toxins. So we are scraping the toxins out of the muscle which improves range of motion and reduces inflammation rather quickly. I've also found that the Gua Sha tool is excellent for fascial shortening around muscles which I am able to diagnose using Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Castaldi is seen here performing Guasha on an athlete's shoulder who complained of pain and restricted movement. After this treatment range of motion was completely restored with at least 60-70 percent less pain.
Gua Sha treatment can provide immediate relief for:
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Back Pain and Stiffness
- Extremity Pain
- Cough, Wheezing
- Rotator Cuff Injuries (Shoulder Pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Sports Injuries