The Art of Body Gua Sha
Throughout the centuries, there has been a therapeutic healing technique, known as Gua Sha. Originating in China, this ancient practice involves using a round-edged tool, usually made from either jade or metal to press-stroke the skin until redness appears. This practice has been used to treat a wide array of conditions such as fevers and migraines. Gua Sha is renowned for strengthening one’s constitution and for improving sleep. But how does this all work?
It has been shown that Gua Sha exponentially increases blood flow to the surface of the skin, which, according to scientists, works in a number of ways. It does this by first dispersing of the toxins with increased circulation and by aiding the lymphatic and immune systems. As the blood is reabsorbed by the body, it promotes an enzyme with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. By regularly clearing your body of toxins, especially from your joints, back, neck, and shoulders, studies have shown that external pathogens are then prevented from establishing any foothold which results in a reduced likelihood of any serious illness further down the line. So, how do you get started?
First thing you will need is a body scraping tool and some nice smooth massaging oil offered here by Wellth. Once you have those, you may begin:
Use the tool over your chest by pressing and stroking repeatedly. This will help with your circulation.
With the same principle as the first step, use the tool to press and stroke along your neck down to your shoulders. This helps with relieving any tension you may have.
This steps allows you to be a little more liberal as to where you press and stroke. For this step, press and stroke anywhere you feel tension.
It’s no secret that we live in stressful times, but fortunately, there is no reason for any of us to suffer. This technique has proven to be helpful to many for centuries and once used, all those muscles that once ached will feel relaxed and most importantly, your sense of stress will be replaced with a sense of calm. This exercise not only helps you achieve a healthy body, but also a healthy mind and at the end of the day, isn’t that what we all want?