GuaShameans "scraping” itis a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe guasha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Guasha is sometimes referred to as "spooning".Guasha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge. Skin is typically lubricated with massage oil and commonly a ceramicChinese soup spoon. The smooth edge is placed against the oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles or along the pathway of the acupuncturemeridians, along the surface of the skin, with each stroke being about 4–6 inches long.

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