Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique that roughly translates to “scraping the skin.” It involves a therapist taking a handheld tool and applying a moderate to high amount of pressure with the tool as it slides across your skin in an attempt to help your blood circulation. It is also commonly used as a tool for getting rid of muscle tension and inflammation, as well as any pain associated with the muscles, and is recently gaining traction among skin care circles as a way to get clearer skin.
Gua sha has been in use for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, but only recently has it gained a lot of traction amongst athletes and blue-collar workers who live very strenuous and physically demanding work lives. People in these lines of work are more commonly affected with muscular problems, such as many different kinds of muscular pain. Gua sha can help with that by applying pressure to the affected areas, thereby releasing all the tension that’s been holding you back and causing you pain. All the difficulties you have been feeling that were associated with those muscles will disappear completely thanks to the gua sha technique.
We here at Coquet Joli™ are firm believers in the medical benefits of gua sha, and can attest to how well it works in dealing with muscle pain, muscle tension, and poor blood circulation. That’s why we would like to recommend to you an instrument that we have that can help start you out on your journey to better health: the Coquet Joli™ Gua Sha Tool.
This sleek, light metal tool is perfect for you. Simply place your fingers in the holes, and gently rub the affected area with the Gua Sha Tool, careful not to add too much pressure on the area. Any part of the Gua Sha Tool can be used for your needs, and it even has a tiny ball-like appendage on one end that can help you if you wish to apply acupressure on any given area.
Whether or not you choose to use our Gua Sha Tool, using gua sha techniques is definitely going to change your life for the better. You’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t been using gua sha to cure your muscle pains sooner!