iastm/gua sha

Gua Sha / IASTM

Gua Sha / IASTM is a form of manual work. Often, the practitioner will use a stainless steel tool to massage the area of dysfunction. One of the theories as to how this technique works is that it helps with tissue healing and function. Another theory as to how this works is through the nervous system. Through changing the input signal to an area of dysfunction, our body will change it’s output signal, decreasing the sensation of pain.