Wednesday, Febuary 7th, 5:30-8pm, $55

Have spoon, will gua sha…

Once when walking down to the pool to swim, I realized that people were stopping to stare.  There was a gasp and a few concerned looks.  Right.  I’d forgotten that I’d had a strong gua sha treatment a day before and the rash was still visible down my neck and back.  It left people wondering at what happened but I felt wonderful.

Gua Sha is one of several invaluable adjunct techniques that I utilize in my Amma Therapy practice.  Sometimes called ‘frictioning’ or ‘scraping’ the technique appears in nearly every culture and is marvelous for releasing pain and stagnation or helping to boost the immune system.

Gua Sha looks painful, leaving a bright rash and, honestly, it’s not fantastically comfortable while being administered but the pain release and opening leaves most clients requesting it on their next visit.  It treats a myriad of disharmonies from fighting off colds and flu, to stiff or frozen neck and shoulder, and other muscles aches and complaints and is invaluable in your home self-help tool kit.

Gua sha can be an effective addition to practitioner’s practice with proper training.

Participants in this class will learn the proper techniques and uses for gua sha. This class will cover

  • A brief look at the origins and history of this therapy
  • The actions and indications for gua sha–what and how it treats.
  • Tools required and their care
  • Proper techniques
  • Contraindications
  • Informed consent: How to tell your clients what the technique is and what it does.

This class includes a detailed handout packet.  Space is limited so register early.

Wednesday, Febuary 7th, 5:30-8pm, $55