Fish Gua Sha

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Desk accessories
  • Designer
    Min Kyung Jee
  • Other Credit
    Photo by: Jonathan Allen
  • School
    School of The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Project Link

The Fish Gua Sha is a portable self-massage instrument that has several smooth-edges which can be used in short or long strokes on the skin to relieve muscle pain, promote relaxation, and energize the senses.

The Fish Gua Sha are milled from Beech wood and take their forms from the Sunfish, the Hatchetfish, and the Catfish.

The Gua Sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine that is often used in ancient healing art of acupressure. Gua Sha is used to treat as well as prevent the common cold, flu, asthma, and pain, both acute and chronic. These acupressure points are specific sites on the body that often treat pain or discomfort elsewhere.

Min Kyung Jee is a designer who is focused on designing objects that communicate to the audience with stories and by having empathy. She concentrates on problem solving, form developing, and project management. Her designs focus on harmonies of form, emotion, and functional qualities. Min Kyung is interested in creating everyday objects that sparks dialogue between consumer and creator.

Other prizes
EPDA European Product Design Award 2020 - Winner in Lifestyle and Travel-Wellness and Relaxation Products DNA Paris Design Awards 2020 - Honorable Mention in PRODUCT DESIGN-Design for people IDA International Design Awards 2019 - Gold in Toy Design / Wooden Toy