Gua Sha translates to “scraping” technique, and it sounds much scarier than it actually is! This technique is ancient and it works wonders for sore, tight muscles, especially whiplash or frozen shoulder. Gua Sha is done by applying massage oil or Chinese Medicine liniments to the neck, back or limbs of the body and gently gliding down from top to bottom using a Chinese ceramic soup spoon. By gently gliding the spoon along the surface of the skin in a repetitive manner what ends up coming up to surface under the skin is called Sha. For lack of a better description it looks like a hickey. It is not a.