Body Gua Sha

What is body Gua Sha?

Body Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) healing technique that involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool to enhance circulation and promote the body’s natural healing processes. Originating in the Paleolithic Age, it has evolved from rudimentary rubbing to using specialized tools like jade or rose quartz.

Traditionally used to relieve symptoms like fever, muscle pain, and stiffness by releasing excess heat or stagnant energy, Gua Sha creates visible blemishes on the skin, known as ‘she,’ indicating the treatment’s effectiveness. Today, it is recognized for its benefits in reducing inflammation, easing chronic pain, enhancing recovery, and promoting relaxation. Modern research supports its efficacy in increasing microcirculation and boosting immune function, making Gua Sha a valued practice in traditional and contemporary holistic health care.

Benefits of Massage Body Gua Sha

Massage Body Gua Sha is a service that combines relaxing massage with the traditional Chinese Gua Sha technique. Gua Sha uses a tool made of marble or jade to gently scrape the skin, which helps to stimulate blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall health. 

The Massage Body Gua Sha service at OM Oriental is performed by professional technicians, who will bring you a feeling of comfort and relaxation. Our Body Gua Sha service is not merely a massage; it’s a therapeutic ritual that draws on the wisdom of ancient practices to address the health challenges of the modern world. 

Whether you’re looking to alleviate muscle tension, reduce fatigue, or simply embrace a state of deeper relaxation, our expertly trained therapists will tailor the Gua Sha experience to your individual needs. By integrating this powerful technique into your wellness routine, you can unlock the body’s natural healing capabilities and embark on a journey toward balanced health and vitality. Experience the rejuvenating power of Body Gua Sha and discover a healthier, more vibrant you.

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Here are some benefits of Body Gua Sha for Health and Beauty

Health Benefits:

  • Enhanced Circulation: Body Gua Sha significantly improves blood circulation, facilitating the efficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues while removing waste products. This boost in circulation can speed up recovery from injuries, reduce muscle soreness, and enhance overall physical health.
  • Detoxification: By stimulating lymphatic flow, Gua Sha aids in the body’s detoxification process. This is crucial for reducing inflammation, bolstering the immune system, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
  • Pain Relief: Gua Sha is particularly effective in alleviating chronic pain, including that caused by conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches. The technique’s ability to break down scar tissue and release muscle tension offers relief and increases mobility.
  • Stress Reduction: The gentle, rhythmic strokes of Gua Sha have a calming effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. This not only improves mental well-being but also contributes to physical health by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of stress-related ailments.

Beauty Benefits:

  • Improved Skin Health: Gua Sha promotes a healthy, radiant complexion by encouraging detoxification and improving circulation. This can lead to clearer skin, a reduction in acne, and a natural glow that comes from within.
  • Anti-Aging Effects: The practice is famed for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, firm the skin, and enhance facial contours. By increasing blood flow and stimulating collagen production, Gua Sha can help to rejuvenate the skin and slow the aging process.
  • Reduced Puffiness and Bloating: The lymphatic drainage facilitated by Gua Sha is excellent for reducing swelling and puffiness, particularly in the face. This can result in more defined facial features and a more youthful appearance.
  • Brighter, More Even Skin Tone: Regular Gua Sha sessions can help to break up pigmentation, reduce dark circles under the eyes, and promote a more even skin tone by enhancing the skin’s natural healing capabilities.

Massage Body Gua Sha Service Process at OM Spa

Body Gua Sha is an ancient healing practice that promotes health, wellness, and beauty through a unique combination of traditional techniques. Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the steps involved in a Body Gua Sha session, each designed to maximize the therapeutic benefits of this timeless practice.

  • Step 1: Exfoliation

The journey begins with a thorough exfoliation of the skin. This crucial step removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and prepares the skin for deeper therapeutic effects. By sloughing off the outer layer of dead skin, we enhance the skin’s ability to absorb and benefit from the healing oils and serums applied during the Gua Sha massage.

  • Step 2: Application of Essential Oils

Once the skin is exfoliated and cleansed, a selection of high-quality essential oils is gently applied to the body. These oils are chosen for their therapeutic properties, which may include anti-inflammatory, calming, or rejuvenating effects. The essential oils facilitate the Gua Sha massage’s gliding motion, allowing for a smoother and more effective treatment. 

  • Step 3: Gua Sha Massage with a Stone Tool

With the skin prepared and nourished by the essential oils, the core of the Body Gua Sha session unfolds. Using a specially crafted stone tool, the therapist applies gentle pressure and performs strategic scraping motions across the skin. This technique targets specific meridians and muscle groups to stimulate blood flow, encourage lymphatic drainage, and release toxins. 

  • Step 4: Warm Compress

The final step of the Body Gua Sha treatment involves applying a warm compress to the body. This soothing warmth helps to relax the muscles further, deepen the therapeutic effects of the massage, and enhance the absorption of the essential oils. The heat not only comforts and calms the body but also supports the detoxification process by opening pores and encouraging sweat production, thereby facilitating the removal of impurities.

This comprehensive Body Gua Sha process, from exfoliation to the application of warmth, is designed to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.

Types of Body Gua Sha services

Body Gua Sha services can vary depending on the client’s health needs and wellness goals. Different body Gua Sha focuses on different aspects of health, from pain management and cosmetic benefits to overall vitality and wellness. Here are some common types of body Gua Sha services:

  1. Pain relief Gua Sha
  • Focus: Specifically targets muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia.
  • Technique: Uses deeper and more targeted scraping techniques to address specific areas of discomfort.
  1. Relaxation Gua Sha
  • Focus: Aim to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Technique: Involves gentle scraping with slower and smoother strokes to enhance relaxation and reduce cortisol levels.
  1. Sports recovery Gua Sha
  • Focus: Designed for athletes or those engaged in regular physical activity.
  • Technique: Focuses on muscle recovery, flexibility, and the reduction of lactic acid build-up. It often targets muscles that are overused or strained during exercise.

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  1. Detoxification Gua Sha
  • Focus: Helps in the body’s detoxification process by promoting lymphatic drainage and circulation.
  • Technique: Utilizes specific strokes that follow the lymphatic system’s pathways to enhance the elimination of toxins from the body.
  1. Cosmetic Gua Sha
  • Focus: It is primarily used to improve the appearance of the skin on the body, such as reducing cellulite or improving skin tightness and elasticity.
  • Technique: Performed with gentle, sweeping strokes to improve skin texture and tone without causing excessive bruising.
  1. Digestive health Gua Sha
  • Focus: Aims to improve digestive health and relieve symptoms such as bloating and constipation.
  • Technique: This technique is applied around the abdominal area, using gentle strokes that stimulate the digestive organs and facilitate better digestion.
  1. Holistic wellness Gua Sha
  • Focus: Integrates various aspects of physical and emotional health.
  • Technique: This technique combines techniques from different types of Gua Sha services to address overall well-being, potentially including elements that stimulate meridian points related to various body systems.
  1. Facial Gua Sha
  • Although not strictly “body” Gua Sha, this popular service focuses on the face to improve aesthetics, such as reducing puffiness, enhancing skin radiance, and promoting anti-aging.
  • Technique: This technique uses smaller, specially designed tools for the delicate facial areas, applying gentle pressure to improve circulation and skin health.

Price of Body Gua Sha services

The price of Body Gua Sha services can vary widely depending on several factors, including the spa’s location, the practitioner’s practitioner’s experience, the duration of the session, and any specializations or additional treatments included. At OM, we provide you with an affordable price to enjoy our services: 

OM Signature Massage

Experience a blend of medium to solid pressure techniques to soothe and relieve stressed and tense muscles.

  • 60 mins: 850,000 VNĐ
  • 90 mins: 1,200,000 VNĐ

Chinese Oriental Massage

This traditional Tui Na technique enhances mobility and circulation by correcting Qi flow restoring body harmony and balance, completed with a 15-minute herbal mud mask on the back.

  • 60 mins: 1,000,000 VNĐ
  • 90 mins: 1,300,000 VNĐ

De-stress Back Reviver

Ideal for those who spend long hours at a desk, this treatment uses traditional Gua Sha to promote blood circulation and alleviate back pain, complemented by a full-body herbal moxibustion.

  • 60 mins: 800,000 VNĐ

Hot Stone Therapy

Feel re-energized with a therapy that combines the human touch and the warmth of hot stones to restore balance and induce deep relaxation and well-being.

  • 60 mins: 900,000 VNĐ

Breast Care (Ladies Only)

A ginger mud mask enhanced a specialized massage using herbal essential oils to address clogging, firming, and sagging.

  • 45 mins: 550,000 VNĐ

Tummy Care

Target poor digestive health with a treatment that combines herbal essential oils and a detoxifying herbal mud mask to promote detoxification and slimming.

  • 45 mins: 550,000 VNĐ

Localized Bojin Gua Sha

Choose this optional add-on for focused relief on areas such as hands, lower back, head, or neck.

  • 30 mins: 350,000 VNĐ

Full Body Moxibustion

Commit to weekly sessions of full-body moxibustion to enhance overall health and well-being.

  • 30 mins: 480,000 VNĐ

These services are tailored to meet your specific wellness needs and help you achieve a harmonious balance of body and mind.