Gua-Sha is an ancient Eastern-Asian technique that uses a stone tool to improve the microcirculation in muscle tissues. With increased blood flow, stagnant energy may be released to the surface of your skin. Inflammation and tightness are stimulated and seen by redness, heat, and petechiae. Cupping is a natural way to treat soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains, tendonitis, sciatica, and more. Cupping pulls the blood and lactic acid found in deep muscle tissue to the surface layers of the skin, allowing for the lymphatic system to flush out toxins that contribute to muscle soreness. Cupping also helps increase mobility by breaking up the body’s fascia if it has become stiff.