Learn How to Treat Your Patients with Clinical Gua Sha at this Practical Workshop in London

What if your client asks you about Gua Sha?

They are seeing #guashatherapy trending on Instagram while #guasha gathers over 1 billion views on TikTok.

In the mainstream press like The Guardian and Elle, they are reading about Gua Sha's origin in the system of Chinese Medicine. They are finding out how it is not just for the face but can be used on the whole body as part of physical and physiological therapy. 

As the awareness of natural and holistic therapies grows, people will look for practitioners who know how to apply genuine Gua Sha to physical and mental conditions rooted in blood stagnation and toxin build-up. We would like you to be ready for this opportunity. 

That is why we bring to your attention the upcoming clinical Gua Sha workshop hosted by our partner AcuMedic Foundation. You will learn how to apply this therapeutic tool (and how to enhance the efficacy of your acupuncture for internal health and musculoskeletal conditions). 

This is a full-day hands-on workshop at AcuMedic Centre in London where you will learn the theoretical why and the practical how of applying Gua Sha to treat common health problems.

Why We Recommend This Workshop

The course will explain the main Gua Sha Skills and protocols so you can learn these highly effective techniques. 

You will get full equipment kit including a full range of traditional Gua Sha tools and oil (RRP GBP 25). You will learn how to use not only the tools provided, but also others described in the course as well as when and where to use them and why. 

You will see exactly where Gua Sha treatment is needed and which areas can be left alone. You will be taught how to save time, avoid diagnostic mistakes and get straight to the problem. 

This is an opportunity to learn the authentic techniques as used in real Chinese clinics (unlike many UK courses) that can provide you with the ability to give your clients the best results. You will be trained through a practical session where you will be taught how to practise correct and safe protocol. 

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to you upon your completion of this course.

Course Contents

  • Contraindications and Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • What is Gua Sha? Explained
  • What does Gua Sha do?
  • What can it be used to treat?
  • Issues and applications
  • Diagnostics
  • Where can it be applied
  • Tools and instruments
  • Directions of application
  • Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Clinical protocol
  • Post-treatment care
  • Consent forms
  • Patient records
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Student practice of standard techniques and strengths
  • Student practice of standard protocols
  • Students own free practice of other treatments under supervision
  • Further questions and Q&A
  • Closure and further information

Why Give Gua Sha Treatment

“Gua Sha, loosely translated, means 'scraping of the red marks'. The scraping is done on oiled bare skin, with a special tool usually made of Jade or horn, but often metal or ceramic tools are used depending on the strength of the treatment required. The movement squashes the soft tissues bringing stagnated blood and toxins to the surface where the blood supply to the skin can carry it away more readily than if it were in the deeper layers. It also gives a deep tissue massage and can be very relaxing.” - Chris Davies, your instructor.

About Chris Davies

Chris is a highly experienced, extensively qualified acupuncturist and, as a CEO of the board for the British Acupuncture Federation (where the CMIR is a co-founding member), a tireless advocate for the rights of registered acupuncturists in the UK. He is sharing his expertise in acupuncture, Gua Sha, Chinese herbal medicine and energy healing around the world and we are excited to invite you to this learning opportunity. Find out more about Chris here.


Date: 9 July (Saturday) 

Location: AcuMedic Centre - 101-105 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JN, United Kingdom 

Investment: GBP 125 + VAT (price includes a set of Gua Sha tools worth GBP 25)

Book Your Place Today

Click here to book your place via AcuMedic Online Shop

Call: 020 7388 6704 (extension 2) 

Email: mailroom[at]acumedic.com

Don't miss this opportunity to upgrade your practice with the invaluable expertise of clinical Gua Sha.