Gua Sha /IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) is a a technique that treats injuries to the musculoskeletal system that can commonly occur as a direct result of trauma, repetitive overuse, poor posture, guarding , muscle imbalances and more commonly surgery- scar tissue. Many refer to this beneficial technique as "scraping".
A tool is used during IASTM Gua sha with lubrication and stretching .
Although this treatment is not painful, it can commonly cause
"petechiae" (much like Cupping Therapy), which resembles a small bruise/ rash. GUA ="scrape" Sha= red rash. This encourages Fibroblast which plays a key role in healing and helps to increase collagen while working with our Lymphatic systems by draining excess fluid to help move toxins out of our bodies.
Our bodies have a sheath of connective tissue called Fascia. Gua Sha aids in restoring circulation to the fascia while breaking up tension and tightness. Gua sha increases blood circulation within the tissues.
• Treated ligaments were 43.1% stronger, and could absorb 57.1% more energy before failure, than contralateral, injured, non treated ligaments at 4 weeks post injury. • Accelerated ligament healing and collagen formation.
Please notify your therapist immediately if you suffer from any of the following as it can impact your therapeutic results.