Gua "scrape" and Sha "blocked chi (energy)"
Scraping is a technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine that was developed around the Ming Dynasty in 1368. Traditional Chinese Medicine theorizes that Chi (energy) flows throughout our body in meridian lines or energy channels. Chi can become blocked, causing pain and tension in the muscles and joints. The goal of Gua sha it to unblock energy to relieve aches and stiffness and revitalize the body. Gua Sha was one of the original forms of physical therapy.
Gua sha has been used to treat a wide range of both acute and chronic health conditions including headache, fever, digestive disorders, asthma, and respiratory infections.
Scraping causes microtrauma in order to facilitate a response in the body to initiate the healing process. This healing response helps break down scar tissue, reduce pain and inflammation while improving range of motion and circulation.
Will this hurt me?
Therascraping should not hurt. Most people feel a therapeutic release and enjoy the experience. Therascraper is purposely used with FroZen as its cooling oils provide an intensely relieving experience while the CBD works to fight off pain and inflammation. Areas with more restriction may feel slightly more uncomfortable but should never be painful.
What about those bruises?
Therascraping creates friction while stimulating blood flow which causes your skin to flush. As adhesions and tissues are breaking down, you may see red streaks appear. This is normal and typically fades within 1-3 days. You may also see little red spots, these are capillaries that were trapped in restricted tissue and are now bursting. This is not dangerous but additional scraping may end up causing actual bruising.
Gua Sha is now popular among athletes and in physical therapy.
Therascraper helps athletes improve their performance through intensified recovery and is also used to treat injuries in rehabilitation and as preventive treatment.
Therascraping brings Traditional Chinese Medicine to modern times and when combined with FroZen it's a recovery powerhouse.