gua sha(redirected from Cao gío)
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gua sha(gwă shah) [Chinese (Mandarin), lit., “rub petechiae”]
A traditional Chinese method of massage of scraping or rubbing the skin with a rounded blade, oils, and herbs. It is used to relieve pain and improve circulation. The massage causes a petechial rash or bleeding into the skin that resolves after a few days.
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