Gua Sha Graston Massage Therapy Toronto

Gua Sha Massage Therapy

What is Gua Sha Massage / Scrapping Therapy?

Gua Sha massage / scraping therapy using stainless steel tools by Miyodac & others (comparable to Graston Techniques) At Ace Physio our highly trained practitioners use the newest and highest quality stainless steel & aluminum tools to safely and effectively provide Gua Sha Myofascial Massage / Scrapping Therapy. Gua Sha treatment involves palpation and skin stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called ‘sha’, that will fade in 2 to 3 days. Raising Sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, headache, nausea, and so on.

What can Gua Sha do for you?

  • Rehabilitate old injuries
  • Decrease healing time
  • Prevent chronic injuries
  • Effectively treat most musculoskeletal conditions

How does Gua Sha work?

Gua Sha is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. At Ace Physio we utilize specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Gua Sha works by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Gua Sha stimulates the body’s own natural inflammation process which stimulates our own natural mechanism for tissue repair. The body then creates scar tissue and lays down new collagen to finish the repair process. In many musculoskeletal diseases, tissue is repaired improperly because this natural mechanism failed in one or more steps. For this tissue to re-heal, it has to be injured again so that a new inflammatory process can begin. Reinjuring an area comes with an increase risk for chronic pain and disability. With MiyoDac Tools and Techniques, an inflammatory response can now be artificially created without having to reinjure the area. Tissue repair will then follow naturally as before.

Conditions Gua Sha Massage Effectively Treats:

Gua Sha using our stainless steel instruments enhances the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions & has been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (whiplash, neck pain)
  • Rotator Cuff injuries (shoulder pain)
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Patello-femoral disorders (knee pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendinopathy (ankle pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylopathy (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylopathy (golfer’s elbow)
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)
  • Trigger finger
  • Post-surgical and traumatic scar pain
  • Soft Tissue Adhesions and Restrictions Of ROM
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Scar Tissue pain
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot, arch and heel pain)
  • Myofascial Pain, Restrictions and Spasms
  • Trigger Points
  • Fibromyalgia, some cases
  • Muscular Strains
  • Tenosynovitis, Tendinitis and Tendinosis
  • Rotator Cuff (shoulder)
  • Later Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
  • Tenosynovitis of the thumb (DeQuerivan’s disease)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Tibialis posterior tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)
  • Non-acute Bursitis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Pain, Strain and Sprain Injuries – Acute and Chronic
  • Neck, back and joint pain
  • Entrapment Syndromes
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Thoracic outlet
  • Arthorosis

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