Face Gua Sha Course

                                         (Professional Training)

      LONDON | CAPE TOWN | JOHANNESBURG | HONG KONG | ROME

Based on Chinese Medicine protocols, this treatment incorporates face mapping, T.C.M. elemental diagnosis, Gua Sha techniques on the face, neck and shoulders, acupressure points, Chinese Medicine meridian diagnosis and correlation to specific and general conditions. 

According to traditional Chinese medicine, Qi or Chi is energy that flows through the body. Many people believe that a person's Qi must be balanced and flowing freely to ensure their health and well-being. Qi can become blocked, causing pain or tension in the muscles and joints. Gua Sha aims to move this blocked energy to relieve stagnation. Traditional East Asian medicine also views blood stasis or stagnation as a cause of pain and illness. Another aim of Gua Sha is to move stagnated blood to relieve symptoms.

 

Facial Gua Sha, as taught in this course, is a traditional eastern tool made of pure Jade, or other stones like Rose Quartz. The natural stones have been used in Chinese Medicine for centuries to aid the body's filtration organs and lymph system to expel toxins. 

 

 

This process is believed to stimulate blood circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs; detoxing the body of stagnate “Qi” reducing stiffness, pain and increasing mobility. Gua Sha is an eastern anti-ageing technique that we use in our latest eastern facial in conjunction with the Jade Rollers. This ancient tool is used in rhythmic strokes  to massage, smooth and scrape the skin to release stagnation, muscle tension and tightness in the face. It irons out fine lines, tightens and speeds up the elimination of congestion such as eye bag.

 

Face Gua Sha helps to decongest the skin and improve blood flow and circulation.  The firm but gentle scraping movements encourage lymph drainage to the face and neck which detoxify, helping to clear sinus congestion, prevent acne, dark skin pigmentation and puffiness or dark circles under the eyes.

 

Regular Facial Gua Sha helps prevent acne breakouts by reducing clogged pores, can reduce acne scarring as it encourages new skin growth and will also allow the organic facial oils to penetrate deeper to nourish the skin. 

FACE GUA SHA BENEFITS 

  • Tones the muscles of the face, instantly lifts, sculpts, contours and plumps the skin

  • Relaxes muscle tension in the face and neck.

  • Aids neck pain and headaches brought on by tight muscle or fascia

  • Boosts blood flow & circulation

  • Moves stagnant blood that contributes to dark circles & under-eye bags

  • Helps the skin recover from blemishes & acne scars

  • Prevents wrinkles and helps smooth existing lines

  • De-puffs and slims the face

WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?

 Theory:

 

  • The theoretical aspect of this technique is extremely important

  • An introduction to Chinese Medicine, the meridians and the five elements

  • The origin of the Gua Sha tool and treatment

  • The connection between Traditional Chinese Medicine and the skin

  • The T.C.M. meridians crossing the face and its distal points

  • T.C.M. face mapping and general skin conditions, the theory of beauty and wellness rooted in T.C.M.

  • The lymphatic system

  • TCM and aging 

 

 Practical:

 

  • How to use the Gua Sha tool

  • Bespoke Gua Sha tool (see video below) specifically designed with different angles and edges in order to perform specific techniques such as scraping, liting, draining, etc                                                                                                                        

  • We will introduce and discuss different types of Gua Sha tools

  • Treatment demonstration + practice

  • How to care for the tool

 

 Gua Sha Technique:

 

  • Lymphatic drainage techniques over the face, neck, and décolleté.                                                                                                                        Demonstration and practice

  • Lifting techniques of the facial muscles

  • Lifting techniques of the eye and brow muscles

At Philosophia Botanica we strongly believe that beauty routines are about making positive improvements to your health. Our founder and Chinese Medicine practitioner has captured the essence of thousands of years of Chinese wisdom into a gentle yet powerful face technique.
 

This Course is designed for PRO therapists. Are you a Spa or a Wellness Centre or Retreat? If so check out our SPA RITUAL via here. Our International Team is available for treatment demonstrations for Spas and Clinics and rituals can be tailored according to needs.

Please contact us for further information and/or training requests.

London Course: 

DATE: 9th of FEBRUARY 2020

TIME: 10.30-17.30 Approx.

COST: PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE TWO PRICE OPTIONS.

£150 if you bring your own Gua Sha tool or we can supply you with a basic tool 

£180  (Includes our bespoke PRO Gua Sha tool that retails at £42. See video image below)

LOCATION: Yogaloom Studio, Muswell Hill, North London

TRAINER: Philosophia Botanica Trainer, Eastern Therapies, Holistic Beauty

COURSE DESIGNED BY: Francesca Canzano-Franklin, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oriental Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Professional Beauty/Spa/Massage Therapist (Level 3)

ACCREDITATION: IICT

TO BOOK: DIRECTLY FROM THE LINK BELOW or contact us via Training@philosophia-botanica.com

Cape Town: 

 

* SELF-CARE GUA SHA WORKSHOP *

DATE: 7th of MARCH 2020

LOCATION: Pause Studio, Cape Town

COST: R600 (Includes Gua Sha tool)

TIME: 4-6 PM

TRAINER: Anju Strydom, TCM, Reflexology and oriental therapies

TO BOOK: Info@philosophiabotanica.com 

* PROFESSIONAL FACE GUA SHA COURSE *

DATE: 8th of MARCH 2020

TIME: 09.30-16.30 Approx.

COST: R 2800 (includes our bespoke Pro Gua Sha tool) 

LOCATION: Pause Studio, Cape Town, South Africa

TRAINER: Anju Strydom, Oriental Therapy Studies, Reflexology, Meridian Therapy

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Professional Aesthetician/Beauty/Spa (Level 3). Massage Therapists are welcome to join us if they have a background in  facial massage or skincare. Please contact us if unsure.

ACCREDITATION: IICT (International)

TO BOOK: Training@philosophia-botanica.com

Johannesburg: 

 

* SELF-CARE GUA SHA WORKSHOP *

DATE: 14TH MARCH 

LOCATION: Johannesburg. Venue to be confirmed soonest

COST: R650 (Includes Gua Sha tool)

TIME: 10-12.30

TO BOOK: Info@philosophiabotanica.com

* PROFESSIONAL FACE GUA SHA COURSE *

DATE:  15TH OF MARCH

TIME: 10.30-17.30 Approx.

COST: R 2800 (includes our bespoke PRO Gua Sha tool

LOCATION: Bryanston, Johannesburg 

TRAINER: Anju Strydom, Oriental Therapy Studies, Reflexology, Meridian Therapy

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Professional Beauty/Spa/Massage Therapist (Level 3)

ACCREDITATION: IICT (International)

TO BOOK: Training@philosophia-botanica.com

Roma: 

*CORSO PROFESSIONALE GUA SHA FACCIALE

DATE: 26 Gennaio 2020

TIME: 09.30-17.30 Approx.

LOCATION: Roma. Studio Privato

TRAINER: Chiara Masala, Philosophia Botanica Int. Trainer

CORSO CREATO DA: Francesca Canzano-Franklin, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oriental Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Professional Beauty/Spa/Massage Therapist (Level 3)

ACCREDITATION: IICT (International)

INFORMAZIONI E BOOKING:  Training@philosophia-botanica.com

Hong Kong: 

DATE: FEBRUARY 2020

TIME: 09.30-16.30 Approx.

COST: TBC  (includes our bespoke PRO Gua Sha tool) 

LOCATION: Hong Kong, Central, TBC

TRAINER: Francesca Canzano-Franklin, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oriental Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Professional Beauty/Spa/Massage Therapist (Level 3)

ACCREDITATION: IICT (International)

TO BOOK: Training@philosophia-botanica.com

Bangkok: 

DATE: FEBRUARY. Will be confirmed shortly 

TIME: 09.30-16.30 Approx.

COST: TBC  (includes our bespoke PRO Gua Sha tool) 

LOCATION: TBC

TRAINER: Francesca Canzano-Franklin, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oriental Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Professional Beauty/Spa/Massage Therapist (Level 3)

ACCREDITATION: IICT (International)

TO BOOK: Training@philosophia-botanica.com

Price with PRO Gua Sha tool

Price with own Gua Sha tool

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