Gua Sha

Harness the Ancient Healing of Gua Sha to Elevate Your Wellness Naturally

Under the extensive training and experience of Dr. Randee Ward, we are proud to offer Gua sha, a revered traditional Chinese healing technique. Dr. Ward, trained extensively in holistic Oriental medicine, utilizes this ancient method to help patients manage chronic pain and enhance overall wellness. Gua sha involves a trained professional skillfully using a smooth-edged tool to stroke the skin. During the treatment, a therapeutic oil is applied to the body to facilitate the use of a stone-like Gua sha tool. This tool is employed to scrape the skin with long, downward strokes, leading to the appearance of small, red, rash-like dots under the skin known as petechiae. These markings are a key indicator of the treatment’s impact on deep-tissue microcirculation.

This technique is often integrated with other complementary therapies such as herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, and heat therapy, enhancing its efficacy. Gua sha is primarily used to:

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Promote a lifting effect on the skin, potentially aiding in detoxification
  • Alleviate pain and stiffness in areas like the back, neck, arms, legs, and buttocks

The treatment intensity can vary, starting gently and increasing in pressure according to your comfort level, ensuring a personalized experience.

Gua sha is generally safe but may cause temporary bruising, discoloration, or tenderness. It is not recommended for individuals on blood clotting medications. Always consult with your healthcare provider before beginning new treatments.

At Dr. Rodney Russell’s practice, we offer a wide range of holistic and specialized services to address your health and wellness needs. Our dedicated team is committed to your well-being, and we provide the following services: Functional Medicine, Chiropractic, Live Blood Cell Analysis, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, Infertility & Miscarriage, Dry Needling, Cupping, Acupuncture, Gua ShaPatient Coaching, Red / LED Light Therapy, Genetic Testing and Mutations, Sub-specialties, Virtual Care.

Discover a holistic and integrated approach to health at our Natural Healing Center. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to guide you on your journey to optimal health and vitality.