GUA SHA PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE LEVEL 1
Whether you have no experience of Gua sha or you are a seasoned user - train right and learn from the best!
Do you want to enhance your skills and confidently treat with Gua sha both personally and professionally in a comprehensive program?
Do you want to understand how Gua sha works as part of a complete system from the Ancient Chinese for making real holistic changes in health and wellbeing?
Do you want to learn from a real clinician and best-selling author who has seen and treated thousands of patients and taught these techniques widely?
Well you've come to the right place!
Who is training you?
I guess I can comfortably say that I'm an established expert in Gua sha. I've sold more than 25,000 books in 5 languages and have run a busy 5 treatment room clinic in a Spanish city in North Africa for 11 years. I'm author of The Book of Oriental Medicine, Gua sha: A Complete Self treatment Guide, Facial Gua Sha: A Step-by-step guide to a natural facelift and Holographic Gua sha: A Practical Microsystem Handbook. I've been a licensed acupuncturist for 19 years, have a Masters degree in Health Education and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
If you would like to know more about me, then read his short bio here
Who is this online Gua sha course for?
This unique Gua sha program is for those who treat or want to treat people with Gua sha - including health and body professionals like massage therapists, naturopaths and physical therapists, but also anyone who wants a thorough knowledge to treat other people safely and effectively.
I'm so glad I found this Clive's course! I read his book a long time ago and it was great to treat myself but I didn't use it much with my clients. Now it's awesome to learn more on how I can treat my clients and I can't wait to use guasha on them. Thanks.
Sheri Daniels, USA
I really enjoyed the course, and I'm looking forward to putting it all into practice. I already cannot believe the results I'm getting. It's so cool!
Rolando Carlson, USA
I though the program content was organised well and clear. It's certainly thorough. There are tasks to do and tests to complete. And it's great to have an exam at the end. The Chinese medicine is new to me so it took me some time to get it but it makes so much sense. Now, whenever anyone has any pain, I'm the most popular family member!
Wanda Moody, UK
Gua sha Practitioner Certificate Level 1
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM
MODULE 1 OVERVIEW: HOW GUA SHA WORKS
MODULE 1.1 What is Gua sha?
AUDIO/VIDEO: AN INTRODUCTION TO GUA SHA
MODULE 1.2 How does Gua sha work in modern terms?
AUDIO: HOW GUA SHA WORKS IN MODERN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
AUDIO/VIDEO: GUA SHA & INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
TEXT: A MODERN MEDICAL EXPLANATION OF GUA SHA
MODULE 1.3 How can ancient ideas enhance Gua sha treatment?
VIDEO: WE ARE PART OF THE NATURAL WORLD
VIDEO: IT'S RIVERS NOT CHANNELS
VIDEO: HOW GUA SHA WORKS
VIDEO: IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
TEXT: SUMMARY OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
MODULE 1 TASK & QUIZ
MODULE 2 OVERVIEW: PRACTICAL ISSUES
MODULE 2.1 What do you need to do Gua sha?
VIDEO: HOW TO CHOOSE A GUA SHA TOOL
TEXT: SUMMARY - WHAT YOU NEED
LIST: SUPPLIERS OF GUA SHA TOOLS
PDF: LUBRICATION OIL COMPARISON CHART
MODULE 2.2 How do you use the Gua sha Tools?
VIDEO: TOOL TECHNIQUES
TEXT: SUMMARY OF TOOL TECHNIQUES
VIDEO: HOW TO CORRECTLY MOVE YOUR ARM
EXTRA VIDEO: HOW TO DO WIDE STROKE
EXTRA VIDEO: HOW TO DO NARROW STROKE
MODULE 2.3 How can you do Gua sha safely?
AUDIO: WHEN NOT TO TREAT WITH GUA SHA
TEXT: SUMMARY OF CONTRAINDICATIONS
TEXT: DISINFECTION OF TOOLS PROTOCOL
MODULE 2.4 How do you protect yourself legally?
TEXT: GET INFORMED CONSENT
PDF: EXAMPLE INFORMED CONSENT FORM
MODULE 2.5 Who will benefit most from Gua sha?
AUDIO: TREATING CHRONIC PROBLEMS
AUDIO: TREATING ACUTE PROBLEMS
TEXT: SUMMARY OF WHO BENEFITS FROM GUA SHA
MODULE 2 TASK & QUIZ
MODULE 3 OVERVIEW: IMPROVING RESULTS
MODULE 3.1 How can you make Gua sha treatment more effective?
VIDEO: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NON-DOMINANT HAND
VIDEO: ADAPT YOUR TREATMENTS
TEXT: PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS
VIDEO: ADAPT YOUR TREATMENTS 2
TEXT: WHAT DOES THE SHA COLOUR MEAN?
PDF: DIRECTIONS OF GUA SHA STROKES
MODULE 3.2 Why the vessel system helps Gua sha results?
VIDEO: ALL ABOUT THE VESSELS/RIVERS
TEXT/VIDEO: WHAT DO THE VESSELS/RIVERS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?
MODULE 3.3 What do you need to know about the 6 upper vessels?
TEXT: WHY ARE THE 6 UPPER VESSELS SO IMPORTANT?
TEXT/IMAGE: THE LUNG VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE HEART VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE HEART RULER VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE LARGE INTESTINE VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: SANJIAO VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE SMALL INTESTINE VESSEL
MODULE 3.4 What do you need to know about the 6 lower vessels?
TEXT: WHY ARE THE 6 LOWER VESSELS SO IMPORTANT?
TEXT/IMAGE: THE PANCREAS VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE LIVER VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE KIDNEY VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE STOMACH VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE GALL BLADDER VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE BLADDER VESSEL
TEXT/IMAGE: THE REN & DU VESSELS
MODULE 3 TASK & QUIZ
MODULE 4 OVERVIEW: TREATING
MODULE 4.1 How do you do a Gua sha treatment?
TEXT: REMEMBER TO DO THIS BEFORE TREATING
TEXT: TREATMENT PROCEDURE
TEXT: MOVING SYMPTOMS
MODULE 4.2 How do you treat the head?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE HEAD
VIDEO: GUA SHA TREATMENT TO THE HEAD 1
VIDEO: GUA SHA TREATMENT TO THE HEAD 2
TEXT: HEAD SEQUENCE - GUA SHA SELF-CARE
MODULE 4.3 How do you treat the neck and shoulder area?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE NECK & SHOULDER AREA
VIDEO: NECK & UPPER SHOULDER TREATMENT
VIDEO: LOWER SHOULDER & ARM TREATMENT
TEXT: NECK & SHOULDER SEQUENCE - GUA SHA SELF-CARE
MODULE 4.4 How do you treat the chest?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE CHEST
VIDEO: TREAT THE CHEST
TEXT: CHEST SEQUENCE
MODULE 4.5 How do you treat the arms and hands?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE ARMS
VIDEO: TREAT THE ARM YIN VESSELS
VIDEO: TREAT THE ARM YANG VESSELS
MODULE 4.6 How do you treat the hands?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE HANDS
VIDEO: TREAT THE HAND
VIDEO: INCREASE CIRCULATION TO YOUR HANDS & FINGERS
MODULE 4.7 How do you treat the back?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE UPPER BACK
VIDEO: TREAT THE UPPER BACK
VIDEO: TREAT THE MID-LOWER BACK
MODULE 4.8 How do you treat the legs and feet?
TEXT/IMAGE: TREATING THE LEGS
VIDEO: TREAT THE LEG YANG VESSELS
VIDEO: TREAT THE LEG YIN VESSELS
MODULE 4.9 How do you bring it all together?
TEXT: EXAMPLE 1 - NECK & SHOULDER PAIN
TEXT: EXAMPLE 2 - LOWER BACK PROBLEMS
LEVEL 1 EXAM
What Gua sha can do on a Personal level
Clive teaching a Gua sha course at a Spanish University
"But I'm not sure whether to enrol or not"
Yes, of course. Unless you've read any of my books or seen any of my videos, you won't know who I am. And why should you trust your hard earned money to complete stranger? I get it. And I agree. I sometimes do online training with acupuncture (it's been difficult to travel sometimes from my base in North Africa) and I have to be really sure that the course is worth it as they aren't cheap.
So allow me to tell you something first on a personal level about the years on my Japanese island to show you how useful this knowledge was to me and my family. Have you ever seen a picture in a magazine and it looked like your idea of paradise? Maybe it had a deserted beach, palm trees, the sun setting. And have you ever thought about giving everything up and just going somewhere exactly like that picture?
Well we did. We lived in paradise for two years with giant turtles, wild monkeys, ancient forests and yes a deserted beach with palm trees (If you're interested, I have a website on it www.yakumonkey.com).
This is the actual island
It was here that I really learned the value of Gua sha. With two children under 10 years old who hated needles of any kind (I'm an acupuncturist, remember), my wife and I kept them strong and healthy the whole time and helped them through things like stomach upsets, colds, coughs and stiff necks with Gua sha. My wife (she's the one on the front cover of my Gua sha books) became a baker and I, a crew member on a flying fish boat and so we had our own rather different Gua sha health needs!
I can honestly say that without the knowledge I had, I would have been disempowered in regards to my family's health. Instead we had something real that we could do for each other. Okay I have a whole other bag of tricks having been trained in Chinese medicine and in using needles, cupping, moxa etc, but Gua sha is a treatment I returned to time and again partly because you don't need anything special to do it, you can do it anywhere and it can be so effective if you do it right!
What Gua sha can do on a Professional level
And now something on a professional level. Over the years, I have experimented with Gua sha in my clinic and some of that I put into the 4 books I published. My wife has been a massage therapist for 20 years and she ended up ditching most of the massage techniques she used to use in favor of Gua sha simply because it was more effective and it was what most of the patients in our clinic wanted. We found that people just want to feel better - maybe less pain, maybe more relaxed, maybe less anxious, maybe reduced symptoms. Whatever it is, they want to feel better. They don't have to feel better right there and then but they have to feel like they are on an upward trajectory to wellness. It was like - why waste time doing long treatments when you can get as good or better results in half the time and effort? Well, Gua sha allows you to do this.
When it comes to a being a practitioner, your best asset is your skills. Without the right techniques, it will be very difficult to have a thriving practice. This program will help you acquire just that and is perfect for anyone who wants to combine ancient Chinese wisdom with manual techniques. You will learn the tips, tricks and clinical secrets that took years to develop and how to deeply understand what you are doing and why you are doing it.
Frequently asked questions
Why should I do your course?
I believe that you shouldn't do Gua sha without good solid training but there are of course many ways you can train. If you decide to take a course - how do you choose it? Maybe you choose a course on price, maybe you choose on content, maybe you choose on a gut feeling. I would hope that you choose this course on what the knowledge I have gained over the years can do to enhance and maximize your skills in Gua sha. And I guarantee you - this course is absolutely unique.
I don't just knock out videos on a whim. I've spent so many years writing books that I approach the content of my videos as I do my written material and try to give the best I can every time. I really want this information to be understood and used.
Let me give you an analogy. If you want to learn tennis, do you takes classes with the baseball coach? Sure, the baseball coach knows how to swing and hit a ball and I'm sure knows about tennis, but in order to play tennis, I mean to really play tennis, you need a tennis coach, right? So likewise with Gua sha - anyone can teach it (and they do) but who do you want to learn with? The one who knows how to do it or the one who knows how you can do it. I think the answer is simple!
When can I start the course?
Enrollment takes place several times a year. You just need to choose your course, pay the appropriate amount and you'll have access to the course when it starts which may be right away.
Can I take my time finishing the course?
You can take as long as you like. There is no time limit. When you buy the course, you're buying it for life!
Where can I ask questions or get help?
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How about this great stuff:
Immediate Access to class with over 4 and half hours of videos and text with over 22,000 words.
The material is yours to view anytime, forever. There is no date of expiry.
You get FREE lifetime updates on all course materials (I always try to improve!).
Level 1 Certification (after completion of the Level 1 program exam at 70% or higher).
And did we mention that Clive wrote 3 books specifically on Gua sha. If you are looking for an expert to teach you, it would be difficult to find someone better. In fact we're sure you can't.
So what other reason can I give you to enrol?
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