Gua sha is most commonly used to treat acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, but it can also be used to treat a wide range of other health conditions. Gua sha is generally considered to be safe when performed by a trained practitioner. However, there are some potential side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and soreness, that can occur. Gua sha is said to be beneficial for a wide range of health conditions, including:
*muscle pain and stiffness
What do you think about gua sha? Is it something you would try?
@marciag Yeah, I only just heard about it. It's one of those new 5,000 year old remedies :)
First time I'm hearing about this treatment type. I know about acupuncture, acupressure and other Eastern alternative treatments, but this one is really new to me.
Yeah, I use the tennis balls in a sock trick too. Thanks for commenting :)
Very unusual...I've never heard of this, thanks for teaching me something new. I tend to massage sore and tender spots and if I can't reach them, like on my back, a tennis ball or two is my favorite thing to use. Always have one nearby where I sit on the couch, but the whole red spots thing is so different.