Gua sha

Pronounced “gwah sha,” this bodywork technique is one we often use in the clinic – and it’s also an accessible DIY approach you can use at home for a variety of issues, like releasing tight muscles and facilitating release.


Gua sha is a scraping technique along certain areas of the body using a tool like a spoon, a coin, even a horn; it sounds unappealing, but feels great.


Here’s a gua sha demonstration.


Facilitating a healing crisis? Gua sha your collarbones and shoulders on the acupuncture points Large Intestine 15 (LI 15) and Stomach 12 (St 12).