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      Gua Sha

      Gua Sha

      Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese modality that utilizes a flat massage tool to scrape the surface of the skin. “Gua” means to scrape and “Sha” refers to the redness or petechiae that appear on the surface of the skin during treatment. Oil is applied to the skin before treatment to reduce discomfort.

      This treatment may be added to an acupuncture session to help break up fascia or stubborn scar tissue and promote an increase in blood flow to the area being treated. Gua sha can be used to relieve pain and tension in musculoskeletal conditions and release heat/inflammation from the body.

      Gua sha leaves bruise like marks due to the leaking of small capillaries under the surface of the skin. These marks are temporary and usually disappear within a few days.

      Gua sha is especially effective for treating plantar fasciitis and muscle tension. Gua sha is not recommended for those who have bleeding disorders or are currently taking blood thinners. Pain relieving CBD oil may be used at additional cost.

      Facial Gua Sha

      Facial Gua Sha is a gentler form of gua sha that is used on the face and neck to promote blood circulation, collagen production and lymphatic drainage. Facial oil is applied to the neck and face, then a jade gua sha tool is used to gently massage the face and enhance its natural contours.

      Facial gua sha has become increasingly popular since there is no down time and patients usually notice the effects right away. The skin appears brighter and the face looks more sculpted due to excess fluids being pushed out of the face and into the lymphatic system. Regular treatment can improve hydration of the skin, detoxify and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial gua sha can also help to reduce headaches and jaw pain caused by muscle tension.

      Since this technique is gentler than traditional gua sha, marks will not be left on the skin. Facial Gua Sha should not be administered over filler and patients must wait at least 2 weeks after Botox injections.

      Gua Sha Cost: 30 min for $45


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      One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
      9220 James Ave S.
      Bloomington, MN 55431
      Phone: (952) 234-5898

      Integrative medicine clinic serving patients in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie and the surrounding Hennepin County, Minnesota communities.

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