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Traditional Chinese Medicine in Northwest Calgary

Tuina and Gua Sha (Chinese massage techniques)

Foot massageTuina is a form of Chinese therapeutic massage commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders. Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese treatment modality where a small tool with a smooth edge is scraped across the surface of the skin. “Gua” means scrape or rub, and “Sha” is the name for the reddish rash that appears during treatment. This increases local circulation, stimulates the immune system and metabolic processes, and opens the pores. It is also excellent for relaxing tight muscles. Because the pores will remain open for some time, it is wise to cover up the treated area for a few days following treatment. Gua Sha can also leave mild painless bruising that may remain for a few days as a result of the release of local blood flow.

Learn more! Contact Beacon Hill Chiropractic and Massage today to speak with a member of our team.

Traditional Chinese Medicine NW Calgary AB, Airdrie, Cochrane | (403) 516-1141