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Gua Sha Therapy

1011 N. Craycroft, #304  (Craycroft/Speedway) | Tucson, AZ  85711 | Google Maps | Office/Text: 520-327-4649

Karreen Martin, L.A.C., L.M.T., L.E., B.S., M.A.C.

Gua: Scraping   Sha: Color of skin changes


An external modality in traditional Chinese medicine that provides results from pain and discomfort. This improves the Qi flow and blood circulation, balances the yin and yang, strengthens the anti-pathogenic Qi, removes the pathogenic factors, clears heat, opens the orifices and provides overall balance.

Gua sha is mainly indicated for disorders of “Sha symptoms” such as stiff neck, constipation, cough and/or fever. Gua sha requires physical stimulation to specific body parts by blood-letting, scraping, twisting, pricking, squeezing, grasping, pinching and pulling with smooth hard tools or fingers. Gua sha therapy can and will cause red or purple spots or patches  on the body surface and is usually combined with other therapies including acupuncture. 


May be visible for two to three days. If  symptoms are not relieved, another imagetreatment should be scheduled and can be performed every three to four days.

Is Treatment Painful?

You will feel a pulling and scraping sensation, however I will work within your comfort level.

imageGua sha therapy is used to improve the Qi flow and blood circulation, balancing the yin and yang, strengthens the anti-pathogenic Qi, removes pathogenic factors, clearing heat, opening the orifices, and bringing the overall balance back to the body.

Gua sha is an excellent tool for moving stagnant Qi in body areas that hold on to fatty tissue. Body toning and sculpturing with Gua sha is a great way to address unwanted fatty deposits.

Gua sha also works wonders in skin care treatments as well as cellulite transformation.


  • Alleviates back pain
  • Alleviates shoulder pain
  • Alleviates neck pain
  • Alleviates hand and foot pain
  • Alleviates sciatica
  • Improves skin care
  • Alleviates abdominal issues
  • Alleviates PMS
  • Alleviates headaches
  • Alleviates allergies
  • Alleviates sinuses