"The standard Gua Sha course was game changer for me, well taught and thought provoking. "
Brian Shuker - North Cheshire Therapeutic and Deep Tissue Massage, Widnes.
Gua Sha, loosely translated means "scraping of the red marks". The scraping is done on oiled bare skin, with a special tool usually made of Jade or horn, but quite often metal or ceramic tools are often used depending on the strength of the treatment required.
It squashes the soft tissues bringing stagnated blood, and toxins to the surface where the blood supply to the skin can carry it away more readily than if it were in the deeper layers. It also gives a deep tissue massage and can be very relaxing.
Because of the tools being cool, the skin doesn't heat up very much and the resulting red marks, are usually caused by heat coming out of the system rather than entering as a result of the treatment. It is often used for cosmetic purposes as well as clinical and is very good for scar and wrinkle reduction.
Our advanced course includes some new protocols including;
- Facial Gua Sha (inc serums)
- Hot Gua Sha
- Moxa Gua Sha (For those already qualified in moxa)
- Ice Gua Sha
- Advanced Protocols
If you want to take the advanced course, you do need to either have a qualification in Chinese Gua Sha, or take the standard course first.
The course consists of theory and practical hands on application. You will receive a full certificate for the course which can be upgraded to an optional diploma by submitting 10 Case studies 3 months after course completion. These are assessed by an external examiner (examiner fee applies).
There are no specific prerequisites for this course although we do like to know of any experience you have in the healing or cosmetic therapies when you book.
This course is aimed at anyone with or without experience in Chinese therapies. It is for existing manual therapy practitioners who wish to learn a valuable technique for injury or cosmetic treatment or people that wish to learn for non commercial purposes.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at anyone with or without experience in Chinese or other therapies. It is for practitioners who wish to learn a valuable technique for injury or cosmetic treatment.
Manchester area: TBC
Course held by:
Total Therapy Manchester
This is a 1 day course.
Sunday 17th March - Gua Sha
Sunday 19th May - Advanced Gua Sha
Saturday 15th June - Gua Sha
Saturday 17th August - Advanced Gua Sha
Sunday 15th September - Gua Sha
Saturday 28th September - Standard Gua Sha - London College of Osteopathic Medicine - NW1 6QH
Saturday 16th November - Gua Sha
Sunday 24th November - Advanced Gua Sha