TCM Gua Sha

What is TCM Gua Sha?

TCM Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the practitioner using a tool to scrape the skin gently. The tool typically has a smooth edge and is often made from materials such as jade, bone, or horn. The technique is applied to specific body areas, usually along the meridians (energy pathways) or in areas with muscle pain or tension.

The scraping is believed to release unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulate blood flow and healing. Gua Sha is often used to treat and prevent various issues, including chronic pain, fever, chills, cough, stiffness, and other conditions related to the immune and inflammatory response.

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Benefits of TCM Gua Sha

TCM Gua Sha offers several health benefits, primarily through its ability to enhance circulation and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Here are some of the benefits associated with this traditional technique:

Improves circulation: Gua Sha promotes blood flow, which can help heal muscles and tissues. This increased circulation can speed up injury recovery and reduce muscle tension and stiffness.

Reduces pain and inflammation: It is particularly effective in treating chronic pain and inflammation, including conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as acute ailments such as muscle strains and sprains.

Boosts immune function: Gua Sha can help improve the body’s immune response by stimulating the lymphatic system. It is often used as a preventive measure during cold and flu season.

Enhances detoxification: The scraping technique is believed to help expel built-up toxins from within the body tissues, supporting the liver and kidney functions involved in detoxification.

Relieves respiratory issues: Gua Sha can be applied to the neck and back areas to help break up congestion and improve respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold.

Reduces stress and fatigue: The treatment can promote relaxation, reducing stress and combatting fatigue. This is due to the calming effect on the nervous system when circulation is enhanced and muscle tension is released.

Promotes skin health: Although not the primary intention of Gua Sha, the technique can improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by increasing blood flow and stimulating collagen production.

Aids in digestion: Applying Gua Sha to the abdominal area can help improve digestive efficiency, relieving symptoms such as bloating and constipation.

TCM Gua Sha is a versatile treatment option that addresses a variety of ailments, making it a valuable component of holistic health practices.

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Types of TCM Gua Sha services

Here are some common types of Gua Sha services that might be offered:

General wellness Gua Sha: This service focuses on overall health and vitality. It uses Gua Sha techniques along several critical points in the body to boost immunity, enhance circulation, and promote energy balance.

Pain relief Gua Sha: Explicitly targeted areas of pain and stiffness, such as the back, neck, shoulders, or joints. This type of service is ideal for those with chronic pain conditions like arthritis or acute injuries.

Detoxification Gua Sha: This service targets the liver and kidney meridians to enhance the body’s natural detoxification processes. Gua Sha stimulates these areas and helps clear toxins from the body.

Respiratory Gua Sha: Specifically designed to help with respiratory issues, this type of Gua Sha is performed on the upper back and chest to help break up congestion and improve breathing in conditions like asthma, bronchitis, or the common cold.

Sports recovery Gua Sha: Aimed at athletes or those engaged in regular physical activity, this service helps with muscle recovery, reduces soreness, and increases flexibility by focusing on areas typically under strain during physical activity.

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Price of TCM Gua Sha services

The price of TCM Gua Sha services can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the spa or clinic’s location, the practitioner’s expertise, the type of Gua Sha treatment offered, and the session duration. Here are some general prices at OM Oriental that you can consider: 

  • Localized Bojin Gua Sha

Optional add-on to area that you want to focus on: hand, lower back, head, neck and shoulders, butt, thighs, knee and legs

30 mins: 350.000 VNĐ

  • Meridian Facial Bojin Gua Sha

Restoring the radiance and lifting the face due to skin dulling and poor blood circulation.

60 mins: 950.000 VNĐ

  • Meridian Eyes Bojin Gua Sha

With our herbal eyes, moxibustion relaxes and renews your eyes after straining from IV and electronic devices that cause poor eyesight.

60 mins: 1.100.00 VNĐ