GUA SHA & HOT STONE BODY TREATMENTS

TCM practitioners have been using the Gua Sha technique for thousands of years extensively to help manage pain. Based on the principles of Chi, the gua sha technique can help to bring the body back into alignment by clearing stagnation to improve the flow of Chi. Our skilled practicioner employs various gua sha tools as well as heated stones to melt away tightness around the shoulder, neck, and lower back, tonifying kidney Chi to release toxins, increasing circulation and revitalize energy.

The Gua Sha technique can also be beneficial for Slimming and Breast enhancement. Our skilled therapist uses the tools to tone and detoxify by removing ‘dampness’ - the cause of stagnation, tonifying kidney Chi to release toxins, improve circulation and energizing the area with Chi. This is ideal for addressing postpartum issues, supporting digestion and toning and strengthening tissues.

GUA SHA HEAD, NECK, SHOULDER & BACK RELIEF

Concentrating on the upper & lower back areas where we tend to hold tension and stress. Ideal for those constantly hunched over the computer, who suffer from insomnia issues, headache, dizziness, and overall stiffness. We also employ heated stones to melt away tightness around the shoulder, neck and lower back, tonifying kidney chi to release toxins and revitalize energy. Relieves long-term chronic discomfort in the neck and shoulders as well improves brain function.

60 MINUTES $200
90 MINUTES (INCLUDING FACE) $290
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BELLY AWAY - GUA SHA FOR SLIMMING

Using GingerChi’s ginger based Tummy Tone Oil, and specific Gua Sha techniques, our therapist activates acupoints for abdomen area. Heated stones will also be employed to remove ‘dampness’ - the cause of stagnation, tonifying kidney chi to release toxins and energize the area with Chi. Ideal for addressing postpartum issues, supporting digestion and relieving constipation and diarrhea. Certain skin problems are the result of ‘dampness’ in the large and small intestine. This special massage helps tonify Chi and clear stagnation - resulting in feeling less bloated, reduced menstrual problems, giving you more energy and a more radiant complexion.

60 MINUTES $185
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NATURAL BREAST LIFT USING GUA SHA

This Gua Sha massage technique combined with GingerChi’s Breast Oil promotes  lymphatic drainage and helps tone and firm muscles for natural breast enhancement. We also employ heated stones to melt away tightness around the shoulder, neck and lower back, tonifying Kidney Chi to release toxins, lifting the neck muscles and for any tension in the shoulders points - leaving you with an overall wonderful relaxing upper body experience.

60 minutes: $185
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COMBO: TUI-NAH ACCUPRESSURE & GUA SHA FOR BODY (includes face)

This deep healing treatment combines Tui-Nah acupressure massage with full-body Gua Sha techniques. We begin with Tui-Nah, pressing and stimulating pressure points t opening the meridians to remove stagnation and accumulated stress. We then move heated Gua Sha stones across the head/scalp, neck, shoulders, and back, to help to relax and soothe away tension in the muscles and revitalize energy. This combination brings relief to insomnia and headaches as well as chronic pain and stress.

90 MINUTES $320

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.

What services does GingerChi offer?

We currently offer several therapeutic services; We specialize in the Gua Sha technique for the face and body. Our signature facial is our Heaven & Earth Gua Sha Natural Face Lift. For the body we have a Body Gua Sha for head, neck shoulders and back, Breast enhancement Gua Sha, Tummy Toning Gua Sha. We also have Full Body Tui-Nah Acupressure Massages, and Five Element Oil massage to bring about balance. We also offer add-ons like the LED light therapy. Bookings for TCM and Acupuncture can be arranged by calling Dr Liu directly on 212-308-9165

How are you different from other spas?

We have a small cozy intimate space that house 2 beds. Our treatments are very specialized and based on TCM principles. We are the only spa in New York with authentic Gua Sha treatments. We use only our handcrafted and organic plant based oils for our treatments.

What products do you use and are they cruelty free?

Only the best, ours of course! We have been handcrafting in small batches (to ensure freshness) and selling our own plant-based products for a decade. They are 100% natural. Vegan, Cruelty free and organic and do NOT contain any nasties like parabens, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial colors. Tested on human friends only!

What payment methods to you accept?

We accept all major credit and debit cards and paypal.

What gratuity is appropriate for a Treatment?

Just like other service industry experiences, 20-25% is considered an appropriate gratuity amount. But of course, if you'd like to leave some extra love for our therapist, you add a custom tip.

Can I leave gratuity on a credit card?

Cash is preferred for gratuity, but don't sweat it if you don't have any on you. The app will also provide a window to add your gratuity after payment. There’s also an opportunity to leave a gratuity when you pay in full when booking online. Venmo is also accepted.

What is your cancellation policy

Our goal is to provide you with the highest-quality, individualized care in a timely and respectful manner. Last minute cancellations affect other customers who have scheduled appointment on that day.

When you first book a treatment with GINGERCHI, we require credit card information to confirm your booking and to uphold our cancellation policies as well as for ease of transaction. If you cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours before your treatment, you will be charged 50% of the cost of your booking, plus relevant sales tax. For no-shows, we charge the full cost of the appointment, plus sales tax. If you need to cancel at any time, please call 646-882-0389 ahead of time.

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