Gua sha is an ancient Chinese method of healing that literally means "to scrape the sha", where sha, loosely translated, is the release of deeply trapped heat or inflammation. Like most simple methods, there is much more going on beneath the surface than meets the eye with gua sha.
Paula's form of gua sha is gentle (smoothly administered), effective, and pain-free
While smooth gua sha can release tension and normalize things like liver enzymes, when gua sha is used locally to relieve the many forms of arthritis and their unique symptoms, it can be temporarily uncomfortable. However, the long-term pain relief - and even regression of arthritis symptoms - is worth it for most clients.
Read more about gua sha in Paula's blog.
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The word 'massage' denotes Paula's Fasciae Therapy (connective tissue therapy) that she integrates and innovates from her professional training in Western therapies like: Swedish medical massage, Neuromuscular (NMT), and Trigger Point, as well as therapies of Eastern origin like: massage cupping by machine (not TCM cupping), Acupressure, Shiatsu, and gentle Gua Sha (similar and superior to Graston Technique), along with various vibrational therapies from dense to subtle like: Tok Sen (hammer massage) and BioSyntonie.
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