Gua Sha aka Graston, and IASTM, muscle scraping
Utilizes a flat tool(s) to break up areas of tension, increasing blood and lymphatic circulation, relaxing tight muscles and breaking up superficial fascial adhesions, allowing increased mobility.
Gua Sha can also treats more than the musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Gua Sha activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which stimulates digestion, slows the heart rate, and helps us relax. Studies have shown that Gua Sha can also treat headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain, as well as acute conditions such as sinus infections, earaches, and asthma.