Gua Sha Toronto

Lift, Nourish, Relax

Focus on tissue-transforming facial massage and crystal-aided Gua Sha, mindfully tailored for your skin. We recommend this service to accelerate results between monthly facials, for those who want to rejuvenate and illuminate skin before a special event, and for those who simply need a moment away from busy lives to be nourished, relax, and restore a natural glow.

Gua Sha Lift is offered in our Toronto Medi Spa.


What is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medical therapy that involves scraping of the skin. It is primarily used to reduce pain, limit inflammation, and open pores on the skin. Gua sha is traditionally used on acupuncture points of patients. However, it can also be applied to other parts of the body.

Gua Sha is offered in our Toronto medi spa location.

How does gua sha work?

Gua sha is done by applying pressure on the body using special tools. The most commonly used are horn combs, moxibustion sticks, or bone scrapers. Gua Sha is performed with the dominant hand of the practitioner on specific regions of the patient’s body. It can be performed along or across muscles and bones.

The technique is also known as “spooning” because the practitioner uses a horn comb, moxibustion blade or other implement to perform the scraping. Gua Sha is a technique that applies the principles of traditional Chinese medicine by manually stimulating points on the body with an instrument such as a smooth spoon, horn, or moxa stick.

Gua sha is usually performed by an acupuncturist, osteopath or physical therapist on the patient’s body. It can be applied to the back, arms and legs when indicated for pain relief.

Benefits of gua sha

Gua sha is used to break up deep muscular and fascial adhesions by applying pressure to the body using a smooth instrument. It is believed that this stimulates blood flow, loosens scar tissue and relieves pain.

Standard benefits:

– Increases blood flow

– Relieves pain

Emotional benefits:

– Feel relief from chronic back pain or headaches.

– Feel light and relaxed.

– Release stress, anxiety, sadness or anger.

– Increase mobility of joints and muscles.

Physical benefits:

– Relieve pain in areas such as back, neck, shoulders or legs.

– Help with injuries such as sprains, tendonitis or arthritis.

– Reduce inflammation in joints and muscles.

– Help with labor pain, joint stiffness or arthritis .

Gua sha side efects

There are no potential side effects for gua sha. However, it is not recommended to use this treatment on patients who have skin ulcers, sunburns, broken skin, recent wound dressings or open wounds.

Gua Sha In Toronto

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Dr. Shawn Seit, MD is the founder and medical director of Rejuuv Medispa. He is a graduate of University of Toronto’s Medical School and trained with Dr. R. Stephen Mulholland who has been voted one of the top ten cosmetic plastic surgeons in Canada by Flare Magazine. Dr. Shawn Seit, MD is rated on RateMd and Verified Real Self Doctor. 

Dr. Seit has extensive experience with cosmetic picoway laser use, injection rhinoplasty, Botox, dermal fillers, and facial sculpting. Dr. Seit also performs a new non-surgical body sculpting technique to dissolve unwanted fat deposits on the body. Dr. Seit’s techniques will result in attractive, natural-looking enhancements.