Gua Sha Overview
Duration: 1 Days (10.00am-2.00pm approximately)
Fee: £165 (a non-refundable booking fee of £40 will be required to secure your booking)
Prerequisites: A & P and Full Body Massage
Optional Kit: You will be given a Gua Sha Tool
Qualification: Gua Sha accredited certificate. This qualification will enable you to obtain public liability insurance upon successful completion of the course. A one day certified diploma training course.
The name gua sha — pronounced gwahshah — comes from the Chinese word for scraping. It may also be called skin scraping, spooning, or coining. Gua sha may be used to treat muscle pain and can break down scar tissue. Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, qi or chi is energy that flows through the body. Many people believe that a person’s qi must be balanced and flowing freely to ensure their health and wellbeing.
· An Introduction to Gua Sha
· What is Gua Sha
· Traditional Chinese Medicine
· (TCM) Yin and Yang
· What exactly is Qi
· Five Elements theory
· The Science of Gua Sha
· The Basic Techniques
· Contraindications and when to avoid Gua Sha
· The Tools and Terms What oils to us
· Using Gua Sha Effectively
· Facial Gua Sha
· Works Cited
· Health and Safety & Professional Ethics