How to Do Gwa Sha: Steps 10-15
Then concentrate your rubbing in the reddened areas.
Continue rubbing these reddened areas till little red or back dots show up or till the redness doesn't get any redder – that is, stop rubbing once the redness has leveled off and doesn't get any redder.
After you’re done with the massage, wipe the residual Tiger Balm™ or oil off your patient to prevent clothing from getting stained.
Advise your patient to avoid fatty and sugary foods and to keep out of cold drafts. This is very important. Explain that you've opened the skin for the body to push out the evil qi, but the door is also now open for cold wind to enter. So tell them to keep warm and out of drafts. This holds true even in Florida, where air conditioning both at home and in the car and penetrate and make a patient’s condition worse.
Remember: gwa sha is very good for treating muscle spasms, especially in conjunction with acupuncture, after needles have been inserted and withdrawn from around the perimeter of the muscle.
Expect to hear reports of miraculous recoveries.