Gua-Sha/Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (1 Day Course)

Course Description

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. To Register and to see ZMC’s Complete List of CE Courses: Click Here Training Dates:
  1. January 5, 2020 (Sunday)
  2. March 14, 2020 (Saturday)

About the instructor:

Rebecca Farraway has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. She has dedicated her life to the study of Traditional Healing Practices in the field of massage therapy, energy, and bodywork. Rebecca has studied extensively with traditional teachers in India, Thailand, China, South America and the United States. She has studied Chavutti Thirumal, Yam Khang and Ashiatsu with many teachers in India, Thailand and the United States. Rebecca is a firm believer in lifelong learning and, in addition to her teaching schedule, continues her own studies around the world.

Rebecca is also the owner of Zion Massage College, which offers a 900 hour comprehensive professional massage therapy program for those seeking to become massage therapists. For more information visit

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