A Modality is a physical agent ( electrical, thermal or mechanical) that produces a specific therapeutic response threw a physiological change. The most commonly used modalities in physiotherapy include heat (superficial and deep heat), cold, electricity, mechanical forces,sound and light.It is used to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasm, and deliver medication in conjunction with other procedures.
The most popular traditional modality is Cupping. Cupping is a method of therapy where cups are placed along the body at various points and suction is applied. That causes increased blood circulation in the area.
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique that involves scraping of the skin to promote circulation and improve stagnant energy in the body.