Gua sha is an evidence based Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique for chronic soft tissue pain. Our modern instruments feature anatomy specific shapes for all muscle and soft tissue contours. The treatment edge is comfortable, sensitive and effective for any instrument assisted soft tissue technique.
Made in the USA
Effectively manage soft tissue pain
Improving circulation and stimulating a healing response are important aspects of a comprehensive approach to chronic soft tissue pain and injury.
Clinicians include gua sha in their treatment plan for common problems including medial and lateral elbow tendinopathy, runner's knee pain, Achilles tendinosis, neck, back, and myofascial pain, rotator cuff impingement and scar management.
In appropriate cases gua sha is part of the home program. Clients or a family member are educated in gua sha to significantly reduce the number of visits needed.
Gua Sha; Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction is the companion treatment manual for our tools. This 100+ page manual provides a tutorial for beginners and advanced technique for the seasoned clinician. Essential for client education, several color photographs are included demonstrating the normal appearance of petechiae.
From a Western medical perspective learn how gua sha initiates healing. Learn the physiological concepts that explain how gua sha decreases pain and restores homeostasis in chronically affected soft tissues.
Learn theory and effective treatment protocols for tendonosis, stubborn pain following trauma and surgery, scar mobilization and more.
Learn the methodology for selecting cases appropriate for gua sha. Obtain consistent and repeatable results. Apply gua sha safely by learning contraindications.
Add a valuable skill set to your manual therapy repertoire and successfully integrate gua sha into your practice.
Restore function and achieve your goals
Athletes and clinicians use our products to maintain peak performance by addressing soft tissue problems before they become serious and to facilitate return to sport following injury and surgery.
The growing number of professional organizations that use our products include the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Royals, LA Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins. GSO Tools are also used by members of the Professional Golfer's Association.
About Our Company
Guashatools.com was established in 2005 by Matthew Lott. His degrees include a BA in Biology from Hiram College and a combined MS and BS in Occupational Therapy from D'Youville College. Matt is a practicing occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. Over twenty years of clinical experience, current research and a running habit provide the foundation for the treatment manual Gua Sha; Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction.