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 adapts the gua sha tool for a gentle, smooth procedure that is unlike traditional gua sha.
Smooth gua sha can release tension and normalize things like liver enzymes, and also helps relieve the many forms of arthritis and their unique symptoms. Smooth gua sha often provides long-term pain relief - and even regression of arthritis symptoms.
Read more about gua sha in Paula's blog.
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The word 'massage' denotes Paula's innovative connective tissue therapies led by expert palpation for before and after results you will notice.
Paula's brand of bodywork is derived from professional training in Western therapies including but not limited to: Swedish medical massage, Neuromuscular (NMT), and Trigger Point, as well as therapies of Eastern origin including but not limited to: Massage Cupping, Reflexology, Acupressure, Shiatsu, and Smooth Gua Sha along with various manual vibrational therapies from dense to subtle like: Tok Sen (hammer massage) and BioSyntonie.