20 May 2012

Gua Sha - East meets West

One of the oldest forms of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Gua Sha treats pain associated at the 'yang' (positive) surface of our body (e.g. back, neck, shoulders etc).

Gua Sha or 'scraping away illness' works with one's meridians and collaterals to stimulate blocked flow of 'qi' and improve blood circulation with tools made from jade, horn or bian stone.

This is a totally safe, non-painful treatment that removes negative energy and toxic heat in form of lymphatic fluids (sha) which raises to the skin in small, red, purple or light green discolourations. This millet-like petechiae is both diagnostic and prognostic and will disappear in a couple of days.

So, why don't you give your Swiss Cherry thermal neck pad or massage balls a well deserved rest and the Chinese 'Gua Sha' a go to get that 'qi' of yours flowing again? 
Go on then and don't forget to let us know what you make of it.

1 May 2012

Holidays made in Switzerland

The Swiss are getting ready for summer. And this time it's not just the autobahn that gets vacuumed...

In case you're thinking about escaping London's transport chaos during the Olympics, here's one great excuse. 

It's definitely good to see the Swiss laugh about themselves, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Fingers crossed then our two heros have lots of followers....