The Magic of Gua Sha
A hands-on workshop with Kathryn Nemirovsky, L.Ac. & Sandy Camper, L.Ac.
Gua sha is a remarkable healing modality that has been used for hundreds of years. In this class, students will learn about the history and application of gua sha for a variety of conditions relating to pain, limited range of motion, impaired circulation, and inflammation. Case studies will be used to illustrate the progression of healing relative to symptomatic relief, tongue and pulse changes, and improvements in mood and emotional outlook. Students will receive hands-on instruction and feedback on technique. Safety and proper hygiene protocols will also be discussed. Learn how to use this amazing tool for immediate clinical application, and experience the results for yourself. Your patients will thank you!
This class is suitable for acupuncturists and massage therapists with Asian bodywork training.
Sandy Camper and I were interviewed about gua sha on the Qiological podcast! You can listen here.
Licensed acupuncturists who complete the course will receive 7 PDA credits, including 2 for safety, from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
“After 25 years of daily massage work, I had the opportunity to try gua sha on a client who has deep, chronic thoracic restriction. My approach has been varied with this particular client and due to her desperation and my curiosity; I had Sandy coach me on performing gua sha along the erectors, scalenes, and traps. What shifted in only three strokes was remarkable. The muscles “gave up” and softened, the blood rose to the surface of the skin and the client moaned with relief. I was shocked at this new, effortless cross friction approach. I am very eager to use gua sha during sessions to maintain my deep work approach while saving my hands, joints and energy level.”
-Molly Kerns, LMT