INTRODUCTION TO FACIAL GUA SHA by Clive Witham

INTRODUCTION TO FACIAL GUA SHA

Not sure if you're doing facial Gua sha right? Let me kick start you with this 12 module introductory video course to show you how it's really done based on Traditional Chinese medicine. There are 25 videos (2 hours 45 min) + 37 text/PDF files + a personal one-to-one tutorial with best-selling author, Clive Witham. 

Learn the real basis of Facial Gua sha!

Hello. I'm Clive and I built this to show you how simple ideas from Chinese medicine can transform how you treat worry lines, frown lines, saggy eyelids, crow's feet, eye bags, dark rings under the eyes, bunny lines, smile lines, lip lines, double chin, jowls and platysmal bands! 

This isn't your average aesthetics course!

Let me put my hands up right from the start and say I'm not an esthetician. I'm not approaching Facial Gua sha from the world of beauty. It's the other way round! I'm coming to beauty from the world of traditional Chinese medicine and the exciting thing about this is that I don't only show you how treat the face - but how to use the whole body to treat the face too! I don't talk about creams, or oils or lymph nodes or what you might get in upteen online videos. Instead, I base everything on tried and tested methods and ideas from Chinese medicine and as practised over 20 years in my clinic. 

Learn with confidence!

I've sold more than 25,000 books in 5 languages, have run a busy 5-treatment-room clinic in North Africa and a Gua sha Center in Barcelona. If you want to learn about Gua sha, real Gua sha based on Chinese medicine, not some hybrid, invented facial massage-type technique, click the button and come and join me!

Exclusive one-to-one tutorial via video link

Get direct access to an expert in Gua sha! I've been practising for 20 years and I research and write about Gua sha all the time. For a limited time only, I'm now offering you the chance to have a personal one-to-one tutorial with me and get tips and tricks that won't find elsewhere!    

If you’ve always wanted to…

  • learn the basic Gua sha technical skills to make real changes on the face. And by real changes, I mean real changes!
  • master using gentle Gua sha techniques on your face, head, neck, arms and legs safely and securely.
  • learn how your body and face are interconnected and how to use this ancient knowledge from Chinese medicine. 
  • start treating people with confidence and get great results …
THEN THIS VIDEO COURSE IS FOR YOU!

NOTE:
If you are looking for a facial Gua sha course which is rubbing some cream on your face, and doing lifting motions while repeating banal explanations of toxins, chakras and massage mantras, then this is NOT the course for you! Really, it just isn't. There are too many dubious claims and all round hot air floating around the internet and you can just make any wild thing up, do a video, hype it up and take people's hard-earned money. 

My approach to Gua sha is to always stand on solid ground. Firstly because I  base everything I do on Traditional Chinese medicine and in particular I try to base as much as possible on the oldest known text of Chinese medicine. And secondly because I use the evidence-base of modern Gua sha research to refine and expand on how we can best use Gua sha esthetically. 

In this way you get the security and confidence that everything that you do with Gua sha is based on an advanced understanding of natural science and good practice.  

So, let's get back to it! This introduction is for people who REALLY WANT TO KNOW what they are doing and why in terms of Chinese medicine with facial Gua sha and to make lasting changes to the face. 

What participants say about the course

OMG what a difference! I was doing Gua Sha but not YOUR way and nothing was happening. I accidentally come across your name, liked what you said about treating the body in order to treat the face as it all connected was like a light bulb going off in my head. Big thank you. Clive
S.Eade
Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your facial Gua Sha Course. The results are so amazing in terms of general wellbeing as well as the lovely glow and lift it achieves on the face. I'm so pleased that I took your course and will be introducing the protocols into my salon treatments as soon as I can.
H.Griffiths

In this 12 module program, I’ve included all the basics you need to know, including:

  • learn key ideas behind the treatment protocols with an explanation of little known muscle groupings in Chinese medicine.
  • how to use Gua sha tools on the face and body and the equipment that you need. 
  • learn a complete facial and head treatment in six parts master treatments on the arms, legs, hands, feet, lower back and sides to make changes in the tissues of the face. 
  • a step-by-step strategy for worry lines and frown lines 
  • a step-by-step eye Gua sha protocol for Crow’s feet, eye bags and dark rings 
  • learn how to treat bunny lines on your nose 
  • try strategies to help improve smile lines and lip lines 
  • how to reduce marionette lines, jowls and double chin 
  • learn how to treat the neck and platysmal bands 

What's included?

What's included?
  • 25 videos (2 hours 45 min) 
  • 28 downloadable PDFs  
  • 10 text files
  • live tutorial
  • unlimited support

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION
  • THE BIG PICTURE
  • INTRODUCTION TO GUA SHA
  • THE TENDON-MUSCLE CONNECTION
  • YANG TM CHANNELS - BODY
  • YANG TM CHANNELS - FACE

MODULE 2: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
  • GUA SHA TOOLS
  • FACIAL GUA SHA EQUIPMENT
  • LUBRICATION OIL CHART
  • FACIAL TECHNIQUES

MODULE 3: GENERAL FACIAL PROTOCOL 
  • LOOSEN THE HEAD
  • ACTIVATE THE HEAD
  • LOOSEN THE FACE
  • ACTIVATE THE FACE
  • CALM THE FACE

  • MODULE 4: GENERAL 
  • FACIAL PROTOCOL 
  • ACTIVATE THE DIRECT ARM MUSCLE GROUPS
  • ACTIVATE THE INDIRECT ARM MUSCLE GROUPS
  • ACTIVATE THE DIRECT LEG MUSCLE GROUPS
  • ACTIVATE THE INDIRECT LEG MUSCLE GROUPS
  • ACTIVATE THE SIDE
  • ACTIVATE THE LOWER BACK

MODULE 5: FOCUS ON THE FOREHEAD
  • WORRY LINES & FROWN LINES PROTOCOL
  • FOREHEAD GUA SHA AREAS
  • TEMPLE GUA SHA AREAS

MODULE: 6 FOCUS ON THE EYES
  • GENERAL EYE PROTOCOL
  • CROW'S FEET PROTOCOL
  • DARK RINGS PROTOCOL
  • EYE BAG PROTOCOL
  • EYEBROW GUA SHA AREAS
  • EYE GUA SHA AREAS

MODULE: 7 FOCUS ON THE NOSE
  • NOSE PROTOCOL
  • TREAT BUNNY LINES
  • NOSE GUA SHA AREAS

MODULE 8: FOCUS ON THE MOUTH
  • SMILE LINES & FACIAL VOLUME PROTOCOL
  • UPPER LIP PROTOCOL
  • MOUTH PROTOCOL
  • MOUTH GUA SHA AREAS
  • CHEEK GUA SHA AREAS

MODULE 9: FOCUS ON THE CHIN
  • MARIONETTE LINES, JOWLS & DOUBLE CHIN PROTOCOL
  • TREAT THE CHIN
  • CHIN GUA SHA AREAS

MODULE 10: FOCUS ON THE NECK
  • PLATYSMAL BANDS PROTOCOL
  • TREAT THE NECK
  • NECK GUA SHA AREAS

MODULE 11: BRINGING IT TOGETHER
  • FACE CHANNELS, MUSCLES & AREAS SUMMARY
  • FACIAL GUA SHA TREATMENT
  • FACE-TO-FACE TUTORIAL WITH CLIVE

MODULE 12: PAPERWORK
  • INFORMED CONSENT
  • GUA SHA CONSENT FORM
  • HOW TO GET YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
  • GUA SHA PRACTITIONER OFFER

And also you get the following...

Private Membership Community

Be part of our private Facebook group and you can share, ask questions, and gain support from like-minded healers in our greater learning community.

Certificate awarded

When you have completed the program, you can request a Certificate of Completion. Note that a certificate of Achievement is awarded in the more in depth level 1 and level 2 Practitioner Certificate course after the successful completion of an exam. 

Facial Gua sha is now open, and I invite you to enroll today!

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FAQ

What's the difference between this course and the Facial Gua sha Certificate level 2 course?

This facial course is part of my Basics series of Gua sha skills. Like others in this series, it gives a basic, practical overview of Gua sha allowing you to get straight into my way of using Facial Gua sha and use it without any fuss!  
The level 2 certificate course is much longer and more in depth and gives you the theoretical background and practical skills to take Facial Gua sha to a whole new level. In order to take the level 2 course you need to first complete level 1 which gives you the foundation for all the things you look at in level 2. It also reveals an ecological way of looking at the body and the face based on Chinese medicine and will I'm sure, open up a whole new world for you!   

Can I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes, you can. Once finished, you can be awarded a Certificate of Completion. All you have to do is request it on completion of the course.

When can I start the course?

You can start anytime you want. You just need to choose your course, pay the appropriate amount and you'll have access to the course 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!

What if I am not happy with the course?

I take your investment seriously, and I’d appreciate if you took my investment of time and resources into your success in treating with Gua sha seriously as well. Due to the nature of the services and/or products provided, refunds will not be given unless otherwise specified in writing. If you are not sure about the course, please buy one of my books first.

Where can I ask questions or get help?

You can contact us at clive@komorebi-institute.com

Komorebi Training Institute

Hello. I'm Clive Witham, the director of Komorebi Training Institute, and if you're looking to learn about Gua sha, I have dedicated the last 20 years in researching and using Gua sha. The institute is home to Ecological Gua sha, a unique way of treating the body and the face while staying true to the origins of Chinese medicine.