Gua Sha Massage

Gua Sha massage is an innovative technique that utilizes specialized instruments to lightly manipulate body tissues.

Similar to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), the Gua Sha treatment modality is well-supported by medical research and sought out by clients who are more sensitive or who cannot physically endure the more intense techniques. IASTM, a more vigorous form of treatment, is popular with professional athletes and those who need help with healing orthopedic injuries and relieving pain.

At Body Balance Massage and Float in northern Utah, our therapists have advanced training and experience performing these innovative massage therapy techniques. We are pleased to offer this service to our clients at our renowned American Fork massage clinic.

Person getting Gua Sha Massage

What Is Gua Sha Massage?

To perform a Gua Sha treatment, the therapist gently manipulates the muscles and body tissues using uniquely shaped, hand-held implements

Consider this modality for detoxifying, removing stagnation, restoring balance and triggering the body’s own natural healing mechanisms.

The goal of the IASTM technique, on the other hand, is to release adhesions, scar tissues and restrictions of the fascia. This improves blood flow and helps to expedite healing. This technique also helps to reduce inflammation and improve range of motion and muscle tone. Clients may benefit from IASTM treatments if they are battling chronic conditions such as edema, plantar fasciitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. This treatment is also highly effective for dealing with old injuries and surgical scarring.

Contact us today to learn more about IASTM and Gua Sha massage, or to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced massage therapists.