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Gua Sha, which translates to “scraping” in Chinese, is an age-old healing technique that originated in traditional Chinese medicine. This therapy involves gently scraping or “scraping away” the skin’s surface using a smooth-edged tool, often made of jade or rose quartz. The goal is to promote the flow of energy (Qi) and blood within the body, leading to various therapeutic benefits.

Our Gua Sha service is located in Corrales, NM offering a wide range of potential benefits, including:

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain Relief

It can alleviate muscle and joint pain, tension headaches, and even symptoms of conditions like fibromyalgia.


Improved Circulation

Gua Sha enhances blood and lymphatic circulation, supporting the body’s natural healing processes.


Skin Rejuvenation

Regular Gua Sha can promote a healthy complexion, reduce puffiness, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Stress Reduction

The soothing and calming nature of Gua Sha can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Digestive Issues
Digestive Issues

Immune Support

By promoting lymphatic drainage, Gua Sha may boost the immune system’s function.

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Before starting Gua Sha therapy or Chinese acupuncture in Albuquerque NM, it’s advisable to consult us to discuss your health goals and any specific concerns. After each session, it’s essential to stay hydrated and follow any post-treatment recommendations provided by Dr. Wood to optimize the benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Gua Sha be used as an alternative to traditional skincare products?

Gua Sha is primarily a massage technique designed to improve circulation, relieve tension, and promote lymphatic drainage. While it can enhance the effectiveness of skincare products by aiding in their absorption, it’s not a replacement for cleansers, moisturizers, or other skincare essentials.

Is Gua Sha safe for individuals with sensitive skin or skin conditions?

Gua Sha can be adapted to suit various skin types, but it’s crucial to use gentle pressure and proper technique. If you have sensitive skin or a skin condition like rosacea or eczema, consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional before incorporating Gua Sha into your routine.

Can Gua Sha help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines?
Gua Sha may temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by promoting blood flow and collagen production. However, it’s not a substitute for medical treatments or cosmetic procedures for more significant anti-aging effects.
Does Gua Sha have any potential side effects or risks?

When done correctly, Gua Sha is generally safe. However, applying excessive pressure or using improper techniques can lead to bruising, skin irritation, or broken blood vessels. It’s essential to learn proper Gua Sha techniques and avoid overuse to minimize these risks.

Is there a specific type of stone that's best for Gua Sha?

Gua Sha tools are often made from various materials, such as jade, rose quartz, or bian stone. The choice of stone is a matter of personal preference, as each may have unique energetic properties, but there’s no one “best” stone for Gua Sha. The key is to select a tool that feels comfortable in your hand and glides smoothly over your skin.