What is Gua Sha?
Guasha is a technique involving scraping the skin covered with oil, using a smooth-sided object. The side of a typical Chinese porcelain spoon or other small and smooth object is used. The oil contains herbs that, along with the scraping action, enhance vascular dilation. This technique is used to remove stagnation and improve circulation in the superficial region. It produces a reddening of the skin which can last a full day.