Skin Scraping (Gua Sha)

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Skin Scraping

Guasha or skin scraping can dredge the meridians to unblock obstruction of energy and blood circulation. It is used to expedite healing and slow down aging.

Skin Scraping is a healing technique used in traditional Chinese medicine where the skin over specific meridians and acupuncture points is pressed with repeated strokes using a smooth edged tool or stone that results in stimulation and the appearance of small red patches. From a Chinese medicine perspective scrubbing helps to dredge the meridians, activate the flow of Qi and blood, invigorate Yang Qi, remove old blood and toxins stuck at the site of trauma, regulate the internal organs and enhance the body’s resistance to disease.

Also, it has a very quick effect on painful disorders, such as stiff necks, acute back pain, etc. Scraping can provide immediate relief to painful and stiff areas of the body. I use Bian Stones for scraping. Bian Stones are a special type of stone formed from Sibin Pumice, a stone with a unique chemical structure that is known to have been used thousands of years ago – and in fact the first known acupuncture needles were made from Bian Stone. Please refer to Skin Scraping for more detail.

Bernadette Yu provides Gua Sha therapy (skin scraping massage) to clients across Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, Milton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Bernadette Yu - Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist also provides Acupuncture TreatmentTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)Bioenergetic / Biomeridian TestingNutritional Counselling, and much more!

To know more about the Gua Sha therapy (skin scraping massage), call me on (416) 722-8813 or email at