What are the benefits of the Gua Sha technique for the body?

The Gua Sha is a traditional Eastern Healing technique, dating back about 3000 years using stone or porcelain object to release toxins and stimulate blood flow.

We employ this technique to release toxins and relieve pain in tired/ sore, injured muscles as well as reduce inflammation. By ‘scraping’ (with repeated strokes on surface of skin) the Gua Sha helps stimulate new blood flow and draw out stagnation in the problem areas to help generate metabolic cell repair and healing.

After a Gua Sha body session, we advise you not to bathe for at least 4 hours.

I just got a spray tan - can I do a body Gua Sha?

Yes, as long as you wait 8-12 hours after your tanning session so that your tan can set.

I just got a wax, can I get a body Gua Sha?

Yes! Just let us know so that we can avoid the area with certain products.

Will the Gua Sha technique leave red marks on the body?

The technique practiced in Traditional Chinese medicine, uses the ergonomic shaped jade stone to “scrape” along meridians with some pressure. This is to remove stagnation, and ailments caused by the blocked chi, releasing them up to the surface as seen by redness and some bruising to skin. This only temporary, marks will dissipate in one to three days to a week.

Does the Gua Sha technique hurt?

Everyone’s tolerance to pain is different. Some may feel it is ‘good pain’ and enjoy the sensation. Others with more sensitive skin may find the pressure could be a little intense. No matter what, everyone raves about how relaxed and and revitalized they are after their session.

What is the difference between Gua Sha for the face vs the Gua Sha for the body?

Our experienced Gua Sha Therapist using a variety of gua sha tools, applies the just the right amount pressure for each individual’s body. The movements for the body usually go deeper and the skin may become red. This is an indication that toxins are being released. This will diminish over time and means your body's blood circulation is increasing.

When the gua sha technique is applied on your face, the pressure is more gentle with slight firmness. The tool is used in a gliding motion across acupressure points on the face, neck, jawline and scalp to increase blood flow and stimulate the body's healthy Chi.

Can the Gua Sha technique enlarge my breasts?

This Gua Sha massage technique combined with GingerChi’s Breast Oil promotes lymphatic drainage and helps tone and firm muscles for natural breast enhancement. Even though the breast size is not physically enlarged, the toning and firming which helps to lift, will give the appearance of younger, healthier breasts

Can the Gua Sha Technique slim down my tummy area?

Using GingerChi’s ginger based Tummy Tone Oil, and specific Gua Sha techniques, our Therapist activates acupressure points for abdomen area. Heated stones are also employed to remove ‘dampness’ - the cause of stagnation. Toxins which causes the abdomen area to be bloated, are released. You will feel less pressure in this area. Regular Gua Sha on the stomach area as well as tightening exercises at home can help provide visible results.