Gua Sha/Graston Technique Austin
Why Gua Sha/Graston Technique?
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese technique that means scraping, and it is used primarily on the "yang areas" of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks and limbs. This type of scraping brings heat to the areas of focus and allows the body to express that release and eliminate toxins.
At Austin Community Wellness, Dr. Sarah and Shane use a combination of Gua Sha and Graston with stainless steel tools as they have been trained in both techniques.
The Technique is primarily used on the yang areas of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks and limbs.
Fibrosis & scar tissue
Graston technique was developed by David Graston to break up fibrosis and scar tissue buildup in specific areas of the body.
Stainless steel Tools
The tools used for Graston are stainless steel, and that technique creates inflammation around damaged tissues and allows the body to re-heal the area another time.
Graston Technique allows the body to re-heal the area another time. The technique itself can cause micro trauma to adhesions and scar tissue, but it allows the body to reprocess the original problem area or injury that occurred.
Effective for Chronic Conditions
Gua Sha and Graston are not recommended for those who prefer or cannot handle deeper techniques, but they are incredibly effective for chronic and non-responsive conditions. Gua Sha and Graston have had success in such conditions as frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, sciatica, locked knees, plantar fasciitis and other nerve entrapment syndromes. Our goals in our clinic are always designed to bring balance back to the body, so you leave here functioning optimally to live your best life.
We are a Chiropractor and Massage therapy team that is deeply committed to helping mothers have the best birth their bodies can have. We believe that a strong beginning in this life can set the pace for a healthier future. We want to help your whole family stay well at any stage of life. Let us be an ally in your family’s health.