Gua sha is unmatched with respect to soft tissue pain that persists into the maturation stage of healing. Instruments feature anatomy specific shapes for all commonly injured muscles and soft tissues. Products are professional in appearance and easily sanitized for use with multiple clients. Available to clinicians and the motivated individual. Made in the USA.
Edge design balances comfort and sensitivity with the ability to mobilize soft tissues. Each instrument treats a wide variety of body contours. Edges are rounded, never sharp, and perfectly smooth to provide ideal feedback and performance. Pictured to the left is the edge profile found on all instruments except the GOST-3 pictured below.
The GOST-3's round treatment edge allows application of very firm pressure into large muscle groups and deeper layers of soft tissue. The GOST-3 is also an ideal choice when painful soft tissues are unable to tolerate firm pressure. In this case, the GOST-3 calms irritable soft tissues in preparation for a more aggressive and productive treatment.
The GOST-1 shapes match the anatomical contours of the hand, forearm, and elbow. In addition, the GOST-1 treats small contours of the neck, jaw, face, ankle, and foot. Ideal for common problems like tennis elbow, trigger finger, plantar fasciitis, and localized treatment of myofascial trigger points.
The GOST-2 shapes match the anatomical contours of the shoulder, chest, upper arm, and petite lower extremities. Ideal for shoulder impingement, traditional gua sha applied to the back and spine, the IT Band, and more. A favorite of throwing athletes and the clinicians who treat them. Here is a nice video made by Josse Tobiasson, a long distance runner and massotherapist. The GOST-1 and GOST-2 in the video are over 5 years old (blue color no longer available).
The GOST-3 shapes match the largest contours of the lower extremity including the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Textured perimeter ensures a secure grip. Increased rigidity combined with a rounded edge allow application of firm pressure to reach deeply into large muscle groups and soft tissues. Ideal for treating muscles involved in sciatica, as well as hamstring and quadriceps strains.
GuaSha Professional Tools provide the highest level of control, performance, feedback, and user comfort available. Designed by occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, Matthew Lott, OT/L, CHT. Tools are easily and thoroughly sanitized between clients with ordinary soap and water. Available to professionals and individuals who desire a clinic quality instrument. Lifetime guarantee. $79.95 each.
This custom designed carrying case by Case Logic is made specifically for GuaSha Professional tools and features padded walls, carrying strap, zippered openings, embroidered logo, and compartments for each of the four GP Tools. The case is included with purchase of the Professional Set and Professional Kit packages. Provides plenty of space for the GuaSha Orthopedic series tools, the GOST-1, GOST-2, and GOST-3.
An additional pouch on the inside of the lid provides storage room for the manual as well as any of the original tools including the GOST-3. Walls are soft and thickly padded to protect the tools and a carrying strap makes transport easy. The padded dividers are secured by hook and loop tabs - this allows the dividers to be removed to customize the lower tray as needed.
The GP-1 is the best gua sha tool for small anatomical contours including the digits, radial and ulnar borders of the hand and wrist, Achilles tendon, and more. Ideal for imobilizing scar and soft tissue associated with injuries affecting the fingers including contracted IP joints secondary to scar, fracture, crush injury, volar plate avulsion, and prolonged edema. Apply over the dorsal aspect of tight PIP and DIP joints prior to PROM to increase circulation and tissue temperature and facilitate improved flexion.
The GP-2 shapes match contours of the palm, forearm muscles, medial and lateral elbow, neck, ankle, foot, and more. Treat medial and lateral epicondylosis (tennis and golfer's elbow), Dequervains, and tendonosis affecting the FCR and FCU insertion at the wrist. Shapes match the hypothenar and thenar emminence of the palm. Mobilize mature scar to eliminate pain and improve flexibility following carpal tunnel release, Dupytren release, and more.
The GP-3 shapes target the upper arm, shoulder, calf musculature and more. A large rounded end works nicely for trigger points in larger muscle groups including the upper trapezius. An effective tool for eliminating myofascial pain and improving flexibility of the biceps and triceps, deltoids, and more. Using a more gentle approach, both the GP-3 and GP-4 (below) provide effective retrograde massage to decrease swelling in acute cases.
The larger edge on the GP-4 matches the muscular contours of the shoulder and chest. The GP-4 is the best gua sha tool for treating tight pectoralis muscles associated with shoulder impingement and thoracic outlet syndrome. Also treat larger triceps, and biceps, petite quadriceps, hamstrings and more. The GP-4 includes a flat shape that works well for raising petechiae along the spine and over myofascial trigger points affecting the rhomboids, levator, and other periscapular muscles.
Textured handle improves grip
Handle allows application of very firm pressure and provides precise control when a gentle approach is required
Ergonomic design decreases stress on thumb CMC joint by eliminating lateral pinch
Ideal for the clinician with ligamentous laxity, arthritis, or overuse problems affecting the hand
Lightweight to minimize fatigue
Shatterproof and durable polycarbonate
Easy to clean and safe for treating multiple clients
Capable of treating the entire body
Fully guaranteed. Return any tool within 60 days for a full refund
LIFETIME replacement guarantee regarding defects in materials and workmanship
GuaSha Professional tools direct force into the large, stable joints of the user's hand. Pressure is directed into the palm allowing finger tips to rest on the treatment blade to facilitate palpation. The ergonomic handle eliminates lateral pinch and protects the vulnerable thumb CMC joint. Finger joints rest in a stable position and do not hyperextend - a common scenario when using jar lids, coins and other traditional flat profile tools.
The textured handle decreases muscle fatigue and provides a secure grip even when hands become slippery from massage cream. The treatment blade is solid while the handle is hollow. This key feature reduces weight and minimizes fatigue, and more importantly, enhances and magnifies sensitivity.
Gua Sha Professional Tools fit perfectly in the hand, protect small joints, improve control, and enhance palpation.
Compared to common objects like spoons or coins, our instruments are comfortable and provide a safe and consistent edge that is never sharp, always the desired shape, professional in appearance, and easy on the user's hand.
Unlike animal horn, polycarbonate resin is non-porous and does not soften when exposed to water. Therefore the tool can be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water. This feature ensures a safe instrument that can be used with multiple clients.
The shapes that can be achieved by carving animal horn is limited. Modern manufacturing methods allow our tools to achieve the desired shape. In other words, one does not have to force the tool to fit the body.
In comparison to jade or other minerals our instruments are lightweight to reduce fatique and will not shatter if accidently dropped. Should damage occur, any rough spots on the treatment edge can easily be buffed out with fine grit sandpaper.
Unlike metal, polycarbonate is a poor conductor of both heat and electricity. Polycarbonate is therefore more comfortable on the skin and does not feel cold to the touch. Compared to metal, polycarbonate is lightweight and less fatiguing to use while retaining excellent palpation, sensitivity, and durability. Importantly, polycarbonate provides a substantial cost advantage over metallic tools making lost tools much less painful to replace.
Proper use and care of your new tools will ensure a lifetime of use. Sanitize tools between clients using ordinary warm soapy water. Use a massage cream, lotion, or oil that does not contain camphor. Suggested products include Biotone Dual Purpose Massage Cream, Free-Up Massage Cream, or ordinary hand lotions.
Learn theory and effective treatment protocols for tendonosis, stubborn pain following trauma and surgery, scar mobilization and more with the companion treatment manual Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction. 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.
Athletes and their trainers use our products to maintain peak performance by addressing soft tissue problems before they become serious. Since 2005 our instruments have been used by numerous collegiate teams and sports medicine clinics throughout the world. 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. Our instruments are versatile and improve flexibility, flush metabolic waste products from over-trained muscles and facilitate recovery following injury and surgery.