Have you been dealt the card of tight and knotted muscles? Does the heat and tension in your upper back cause frequent headaches? Are you looking for a natural option to release that tension that just massage alone just doesn’t seem to reach?
Perhaps you have seen Gua Sha / Coining / Spooning therapy in the media. Or noticed celebrities proudly displaying the therapeutic healing marks on their skin. Is your curiosity piqued about why they seek treatment with Gua Sha tools to relieve their pain and discomfort? Are you are looking to find a local Melbourne clinic to experience Gua Sha therapy?
At Dantian Health, I use Gua Sha is used to help relieve pain and discomfort all over the body, from the back and neck to legs and chest.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is a common practice in many Asian cultures, commonly referred to as coining or spooning, and is also becoming popular amongst physiotherapists under the title Graston therapy. Like cupping, it is most well known as a tool of Chinese Medicine, often used in conjunction with an acupuncture or massage treatment.
Gua Sha massage involves scraping with a Gua Sha tool over the skin. This provides a deep stretch and release of the connective tissue around tense and tight muscles.
What are the benefits of Gua Sha?
Gua Sha stretches the connective tissue and softens adhesions. This helps to reduce pain and restore range of movement. By removing these constrictions it also helps to improve blood and lymphatic circulation.
The mechanical friction created by the Gua Sha tools is like a strong therapeutic massage technique applied to the body.
What is a Gua Sha Facial?
Gua Sha is not only used to reduce tension around the body. When lightly applied to the face it can help to improve local circulation, leaving the skin appearing more healthy and vibrant. It helps to rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles.
There has been a rise in Gua Sha facial treatments offered as part of cosmetic routines. These cosmetic acupuncture treatments around Melbourne focus on skin health and appearance.This practice is also often utilised within home health beauty routines.
You can teach yourself through this online facial gua sha course or seek a local practitioner to do it for you.
If you would like to learn more about Gua Sha, please feel free to read this article which discusses in more depth the topic of what Gua Sha is.
Clinic for Gua Sha treatment, Melbourne VIC
If you are looking for Gua Sha therapy, my Brunswick Chinese Medicine clinic is located in inner north Melbourne.
I offer Gua Sha services as an adjunct to acupuncture and massage sessions, as well as in 30-min stand-alone sessions. I am a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner in Vic and nationally. I provide a professional experience of Gua Sha therapy in my Melbourne clinic.
If you have any questions around whether Gua Sha or any of my other services can help you, then please reach out and contact me.
Or you can easily book a session online for my Melbourne, Vic clinic through the button in the card below.