The difference between Sageikan Traditional Chinese Medical Therapy Center's "Guasha" therapy and the treatment at a massage or spa salons.
At Sageikan, "Guasha" therapy expels the body of toxins by rubbing the skin with a small stone board, however the treatment is not forceful or damaging to the skin.
In addition, it is different from the treatment given at typical spas that only brush the skin for relaxation purpose.
The treatment is done using the most suitable strength, speed, and rubbing direction of the Guasha board to make physical meridians flow better.
There are only two people in Shanghai who are authorized by State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People's Republic of China. as a "Traditional Chinese Medicine Guasha specialist". Naoko Kudo is one of them and she will perform all treatment procedures on patients..
After looking at the condtion of the body, looking at the tongue, hearing and smelling, asking, Pulse Examination and Palpation, a diagnosis is reached and the treatment areas are determined.
By using traditional Chinese medical diagnosis method checking the surface, inside, cold, heat, Yin, Yang, deficiency, excess of the body, Ms Kudo will combine essential oils to suite each person's symptom on site.
With extensive experience from treating more than 10,000 patients, Ms Kudo is able to quickly remove pains and treat symptoms to improve overall health.
From curing simple colds, she is able to treat and cure approximately 40 different types of illnesses.
Guasha Therapy Fees
Shanghai Center: RMB600 per session (55minutes) Iwate Takizawa Center:Yen20,000 per session (55minutes)
What is "Guasha"?
It is a treatment that uses a small board made from stone or water buffalo horn, to rub the skin and expel the body of blood stagnation and toxins.
Guasha is similar to acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and blood letting therapy in which it stimulates the body's acupressure points to improve blood flow and expel toxins from the body.
Guasha is the ultimate detox therapy as you can visually see the toxins from within the body rise to the skins surface and be expelled.
Treatable diseases and symptoms
breast inflammation, uterine fibroid, fatigue, sleeplessness, constipation, loss of appetite, stomach pain, high blood pressure, male reproductive functions decline, menopausal disorders, ringing in the ears, menstrual pain, irregular menstruation, obesity, headache, stiff shoulders, lower back pain, knee ache, sacrosciatic nerve pain, sprained neck, slipped disk, tendon sheath inflammation, a cold, heat stroke, diarrhea, dizziness, pimples, coughing, asthma, amnesia, fast heartbeat, diabetes, gout, arteriosclerosis, paralysis aftereffects, dementia, depression, fatty liver, hives, kidney inflammation, varicose vein, infertility, excessive amount of blood lost during menstruation, conjunctivitis, atopic eczema, cervical spine hernia.
Please provide your own scarf to use after the treatment session.
Only safe high quality oil for the treatment
At Sageikan an essential oil called Young Living and Ameo is used. This oil is high in purity, helping to achieve better results from the treatment.
Read and complete a Medical Interview Sheet.
Fill out past medical history in detail.
Pulse and tongue examination.
Explanation of diagnosis and propose treatment area
Examine skeletal structure and joint mobility.
Treatment performed face down followed by front of the body facing up.
Put clothes back on.
Further explanation of treatment and follow-up. Make a reservation for the next session.
Cupping and "Guasha" therapy will be performed on all patients.
Depending on the patient's symptoms, ear acupuncture stickers or moxibustion therapy maybe necessary but will be free of charge.
Traditional Chinese Medical Science Holistic Salon SAGEIKANのご案内
Room 201, No.52, Feicui Apartment, Lane 51, South Shuicheng Road, Changning, Shanghai, China
10 minutes walk from SuiCheng Road Subway Station
Open hours 9:00-21:00 (last check in 20:00)
Closed Days: Irregular. Please refer to Information updates.