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
However, when used to relieve the many forms of arthritis and their unique symptoms, gua sha can be uncomfortable, but the long-term pain relief - and even regression of arthritis symptoms - is worth it for most clients.
Like all the other healing tools Paula uses, gua sha is employed on as-needed or as-requested basis basis in all combo and bodywork-only sessions.
Read more about gua sha in Paula's blog.
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