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Guasha: Traditional Chinese method for well-being and energy flow.

I am delighted to give you an insight into the fascinating world of Guasha - a traditional Chinese method developed to promote well-being and the harmonious flow of life energy.


What is Guasha?

Guasha is a centuries-old technique from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that aims to harmonise the flow of energy in the body and release blockages. The term "guasha" literally means "scraping" or "scratching" and refers to the gentle treatment of the skin with a special tool, usually made of jade or horn.


How does Guasha work?

The Guasha treatment begins with the application of a special oil to the skin to facilitate friction. The Guasha tool is then scraped over specific areas of skin in repetitive, smoothing motions. The pressure and scraping movements can result in a noticeable, often reddish rash, known as a 'sha'. According to traditional understanding, this rash represents accumulated energy and blood that is released by the treatment.


How Guasha works:

Detoxification and purification: guasha is considered an effective method of detoxifying the body. By stimulating the skin and connective tissue, toxins are released and can be excreted via the lymphatic system.


Promoting the flow of energy: Guasha aims to improve the flow of Qi, the life energy. By releasing blockages and removing stagnation, the circulation of energy in the body is stimulated.


Relaxation and stress reduction: The gentle scraping movements have a calming effect on the nervous system, which helps to reduce stress and achieve deep relaxation.


Improving blood circulation: Guasha helps to promote blood circulation, which in turn improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.


Areas of application of Guasha:

Guasha can be used in a variety of ways and is often used to relieve pain, muscle tension, headaches, but also to support the immune system. The method is gentle, non-invasive and can be combined well with other forms of therapy such as Shiatsu.


Discover the world of Guasha:

Experience the beneficial effects of Guasha and treat yourself to a treatment that harmonises body and mind. I am at your disposal to explain more about Guasha or to make an appointment for a personalised treatment. Experience the revitalising power of this traditional Chinese method for your holistic well-being.


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