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Gua Sha Massage Service

Therapeutic Gua Sha Massage in Denver Highlands

Gua Sha massage is an ancient form of scraping massage that is valued for its anti-inflammatory and detoxification effects. Thanks to a recent surge in popularity, many people are now searching for Gua Sha therapy and scraping therapy.

During a Gua Sha massage, your practitioner will rub a thin layer of oil onto the skin of the area to be treated. They will then draw a flat, smooth jade or rose quartz stone across your skin, gently scraping it. This scraping massage has been traditionally used to manage pain and other health conditions. The back, neck, buttocks, legs, and arms are often treated. Gua Sha massage will leave behind some red marks which generally clear up within a few days. Your acupuncture therapist will not use more pressure than needed or that you are comfortable with.

Gua Sha massage is performed alongside acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). If you are looking for acupuncture therapy including Gua Sha Lower Highlands, Denver based Refuge Acupuncture can fulfill your needs.

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Gua Sha Massage Therapy Benefits and Results

The primary thing people searching for Gua Sha therapy want to know is the benefits they can expect from this scraping massage. Here are some of the intriguing results that Gua Sha massage can provide:

  • Improved circulation
  • Increased blood flow
  • Relaxing stiff muscles
  • Reduction in headaches and migraines
  • Breaking down scar tissue
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Managing breast engorgement for new mothers
  • Promoting tissue drainage

Gua Sha scraping massage has also shown promise as a treatment for liver inflammation caused by hepatitis B, for women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms, and as a therapy for those suffering from Tourette’s syndrome.

From a cosmetic perspective, Gua Sha massage may help reduce cellulite, reduce acne, and provide smoother, tighter skin. Its gentle and non-invasive nature is a major advantage of Gua Sha. Denver Acupuncture patients seeking a practice that also employs moxibustion, cupping, and scraping therapy using Gua Sha massage will find all this and more at Refuge Acupuncture. 

A refuge practitioner conducting a gua sha massage, using a flat stone scraper, at the denver refuge office.
Two flat gua sha implements being pressed against the face of a patient during treatment.

A Healing Gua Sha Experience

At Refuge Acupuncture, a licensed acupuncture therapist will use all the tools that are appropriate for your situation during your session. This includes moxibustion, cupping, and scraping Gua Sha therapy. We offer these services, including Gua Sha massage to patients at no additional investment. If your acupuncturist believes you need them, these therapies will be performed during your session with no extra appointment required.

Elevate your healthcare through acupuncture and herbs in a private, warm, and safe environment with our healers who have decades in practice. We look forward to being your choice for acupuncture with Gua Sha in Denver Highlands.

Starting Gua Sha Therapy at Refuge

During your appointment, your acupuncture therapist may recommend Gua Sha. Refuge Acupuncture offers both general acupuncture or facial acupuncture and Gua Sha massage may take place during either type of session. We can answer any questions you have to help you end your search for Gua Sha therapy here at Refuge. Book your appointment today and let us treat you heavenly.

A refuge practitioner using a jade gua sha scraper to massage a patient.

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