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The Art and Science of Gua Sha

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The Art and Science of Gua Sha

4-hour CEU

Live In person or live online webinar

Instructors Available

Scott Raymond LMT

 

Gua sha is an integrative therapy that involves gliding a smooth-edged instrument known as a Gua Sha massage tool over the client’s skin to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, increase range of motion, and relieve chronic pain.

 

During this 4-hour course, attendees will learn:

 

  • The history of Gua Sha

  • How to approach a client about receiving Gua Sha

  • Post session care for the client

  • The indications and contraindications of Gua Sha

  • How to care for your tools

  • How to integrate this bodywork modality into a massage session, while staying within our scope of practice. 

 

This class will focus on applying Gua Sha to a client’s back, hips, neck, arms, and legs for addressing the soft tissues of the body including the fascia and musculoskeletal system.  A gentle version that can be used on the face as a facial technique will be discussed. 

 

*Massage tables, linens, and lubricant for the skin are required for this course.  Gua Sha “spoons” will be provided for all attendees. 

  

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will be able to:

•     Clearly explain and demonstrate how to communicate with a client about the benefits of Gua Sha

•     Clearly explain and demonstrate how to communicate with a client about post session care

•     Clearly explain and demonstrate when Gua Sha is indicated during a session

•     Clearly explain and demonstrate when Gua Sha is contraindicated

•     Clearly explain and demonstrate how to confidently integrate this bodywork modality into a massage session, while staying within our scope of practice

 

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate how to communicate clearly with a client about the benefits of Gua Sha

2.  Demonstrate how to clearly explain Gua Sha aftercare for the client

3.  List when Gua Sha is contraindicated

4.  Demonstrate how to proficiently integrate this bodywork modality into a massage session, while staying within our scope of practice

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