FAQs on Gua Sha

Who should not have Gua Sha Massage treatments?
Local infection, Open wound, unhealed sutures, ulcers, etc.
Infection (Tuberculosis, Osteomyelitis, Cellulitis, etc.)
Unhealed fractures
Thrombophlebitis
Uncontrolled hypertension
Kidney dysfunction
Hematoma
Myositis Ossificans
Patient intolerance/Non-compliance/Hypersensitivity

Precautions should be taken with people with the following:
Skin problems (blisters, friable, etc.)
Anti-coagulant Medications (Coumadin, Plavix, high dose NSAIDs)
Cancer
Varicose Veins
Burn Scars
Acute Inflammatory Conditions (synovitis, bursitis, etc.)
Inflammatory reaction secondary to infection
Acute inflammatory sites or stage of autoimmune diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus,
etc.)
Bacterial Infections of neighboring sites
Neurologic disorders that impair sensation/tissue integrity of the treatment area
(Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, frost bite,
Hematoma
Osteoporosis
Pregnancy in cases of ligament laxity

Gua Sha Massage is an incredibly effective technique that allows us to effectively treat many chronic conditions and reduce pain!

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