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Guasha therapy level 1/2
July 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$230.00
Guasha therapy is originally included in the Chinese Medical curriculum. I have adapted the techniques, and added to them in some instances, from my background in myofascial release and energy work. With the help of Dr. Leroy, I created this course to introduce and practice guasha as a fascial technique that can be integrated into a regular hands on treatment, whether it be acupuncture, massage or some other modality. In this one day course, I will cover general techniques of guasha, and then specific treatments for a few common ailments. These include, low back pain, headaches, Stiff shoulder, sciatica, neck pain, and also some techniques for TMJ dysfunction, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel or Dupeytrans contracture. We will also look at lines of fascial tension that often correspond to meridians, and intuitively ‘reading’ the body, and where the chi or energy is stuck. I will show some ways to include positions that increase the effectiveness of the guasha therapy also, especially for things like the IT band and calf area.
There will be a significant hands on portion of this class, so please dress in, or bring loose clothes, preferably shorts and tank top. Participants will receive a tool set and herbal oil blend as part of the course price or $230.