Gua Sha Massage Aftercare, what are these bruises?

If YOU have experienced a Gua Sha Body Massage, we hope you are feeling looser and lighter after your recent Remedial Massage treatment.

Gua sha is a therapeutic method of classical Chinese medicine that works to improve circulation and blood flow to reduce tension and chronic pain. The scraping of skin with a gua sha tool causes the appearance of purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha.

Although this may appear visually similar to mild bruising, it actually signifies the impeded circulation of qi, blood or fluids in the area of treatment.  Gua sha is used to address stagnant energy, blood and fluids within the body and to move the body back into a state of homeostasis and promote overall well-being.

We trust that you left the studio feeling rejuvenated and with increased mobility in those tight and painful areas. If your pain persists, please Contact Us.

To maximize the benefits of your Gua sha session and extend the post-treatment feeling, keep reading for a few aftercare tips….

  1. Keep Warm: What generally happens after a Gua sha treatment is that the body sweats and it is important to be aware that you need to protect the area from aspects of the weather e.g. keep the area warm and dry, avoid being directly in the wind and avoid a cold shower for a few hours.
  2. Hydration: Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and keep your body hydrated. This will enhance the detoxifying effects of the Gua sha treatment. it can be a good idea to drink warm water, tea, warm ginger soup, etc. to warm the body. Avoid drinking ice water even when the temperature is hot.
  3. Rest: Allow your body some time to rest and recover. A good night’s sleep can significantly enhance the healing process and leave you feeling even more revitalized.
  4. Follow-Up Session: To prolong the positive effects of your treatment a 2-week follow up gua sha session is generally recommended to clear out the remaining stagnation and bring the body back into balance.

if YOU feel you’d like to try this incredible style of Massage Therapy, please call 02380 639747 or book online here >

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