Soothe tired and stressed skin in just one minute with Gua Sha Facial Massage. This technique is an ancient Chinese application, Gua – scraping sha – red. Using a ‘tool’ the practitioner scrapes over the skin causing redness to appear in the area. By stimulating the vascular system, it is believed that any stagnation or build up can be removed which can result in relieving any ailment being treated and promoting recovery by stimulating the healing process. It can also be applied to enhance one’s immunity and to maintain good all-round health.
During the workshop we will be introducing different tools including jade, buffalo horn and rose quartz to metal lid tops and spoons, these different items make it very easy to apply and we will look at the very gentle techniques needed for the application to the face and scalp.
We will also be looking at correct application for some common conditions e.g.
- Sinus congestion
- Skin problems
- Facial tension
- Dull skin
- Can improve puffiness
- Works from the inside out brings a general improvement to appearance
Please Note: These are strong, powerful tools, which can deliver harm and bruising pressure to clients if they are used without care. Therefore, using them skilfully and learning how to adapt each technique to a range of builds, tolerances and reactions is a core part of our training.
Who Can Attend?
This workshop open to practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, APNT , CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The Gua Sha Body Massage workshop will be largely practical in content and as a result, you will need appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is very much a practical day. As a result, we have sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points
You may find the following workshop beneficial:
July 2021 - Friday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)
December 2021 - Friday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)