With so many options now on the market for this ever expanding health issue, we are faced with the question of what is best for us as individuals.
As an Ayurvedic Practitioner I use a number of tools to help with pain management. My first go to is a tool called a Guasha. This ancient hand held tool scrapes away pain and blocked lymph. It literally means ‘To Scrape Toxicity’ (Gua – Scrape, and Sha/Chi – Toxicity or blocked Energy).
History of the Guasha – Scraping Therapy
Originating in Asia, families would rely on the guasha as relief and prevention for many maladies. The Guasha was always used as first aid prior to calling on a physician. Every household would have one, and eventually the Guasha spread to become widely used in most of Asia and India, and more recently in the West.
Originally, Guashas were carved from buffalo horn or Jade. More recently wood, bone and resin have become popular materials in their production. Guashas are also made from Jade, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Agate and other semi-precious stones. These are for using on parts of the body where the skin is thinner, like the face and chest.
Most painful issues on the body and so a wooden guasha is a perfect tool for working on those areas. You can purchase a sandalwood one here, and I’ll send you a leaflet to go with it on how and where to use the guasha for many painful areas of the body. If you need further assistance, I am happy to give you a complimentary consultation on Zoom or by phone. See the options in the SHOP for a personal consultation with me.
Let’s get you out of pain and leading a more joyful life!