Gua Sha pronounced guā shā or gwa-sa is an ancient Asian healing technique that involves repeated pressured strokes with Gua Sha Tools over lubricated skin. Gua means scraping and Sha means sand. During treatment Sha become visible and appears as petechiae. Petechiae are pin-head sized read dots resulting from capillary hemorrhage. Practitioners believe that raising Sha restores balance and health.
Matthew Lott of GuaShaTools was nice enough to send out the GuaSha Professional Kit for review.
The Professional Kit includes everything necessary to treat soft tissues. Included: the GP-1, GP-2, GP-3, and GP-4, GOST-3, and the treatment manual “Gua Sha; Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction”. The kit retails for $364.95.
The GP-1, GP-2, GP-3, and GP-4 Gua Sha tools come with integrated handles that help control the tools during Gua Sha treatment. The tools are made out of polycarbonate resin which are sensitive, shatterproof, durable, and very effective with respect to soft tissue pain that persists into the maturation stage of healing.
Tools can be purchased separately or in a bundle. The Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction book is pretty in-depth and will give both the novice and professional tons of information on Gua Sha and how to use the tools effectively.
As an added bonus all the Qua Sha tools are made in the USA.