Gua-Sha/Instument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (1 Day Course)
Instructor: Rebecca Farraway, LMT, BCMT, Founder Zion Massage College Gua-Sha Class Video Link
2018 Workshop Dates
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Gua-Sha Massage is a form of traditional Chinese therapy, which utilizes friction. The practice has been passed down from generation to generation for over 3,000 years. This unique art is well known in China and throughout Asia for general detoxification, increasing the metabolism, relieving muscular tension, restoring proper circulation to the body and for relieving the symptoms of the flu and colds. Gua-Sha is also used to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and to combat the signs of aging. The practice of Gua-Sha has stood the test of time; according to Chinese history, the practice of Gua-Sha was popularized during the Tang and Ming Dynasties, which date back to 618 AD. Gua-Sha massage involves gently rubbing the skin, using friction, along the Chinese Acupressure Meridians.
This intensive course teaches the rationale behind Gua-Sha’s effectiveness in relieving muscular and nerve pain, reducing muscular tension, treating adhesion and scar tissue, increasing range of motion and freeing fascial adhesions.
Class runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and includes a digital copy of the ZMC’s Gua-Sha workbook.