CLIVE WITHAM | ecology in motion

EIM Gua Sha: Facial Level 1 & Level 2 + Intro to Body

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4-Day Live Workshop
Gua Sha theory, plus practical application of the nature-based principals of Chinese medicine.
Professionals & Non-pros
Available to Licensed Skin & Body Professionals and Holistic Wellness Enthusiasts 
Certification | 32 CE Hours
Students will receive certification, plus 32 CE Hours for eligible participants. 
Ecology in Motion Gua Sha: Facial Level 1 & Level 2 is a professional course centered on the practical application of the nature-based principles and biomedical knowledge of ancient Chinese medicine.

This is not your normal "acupoints and meridian" based knowledge, it's a whole system using the natural principles of ancient Chinese medicine to understand how to get the best out of any facial treatment. It's about how your face moves with your body. How it flows and connects with every muscle. And how the circulation system can enhance or inhibit any facial work that you do.

In this course you will explore the ecological ideas of ancient Chinese medicine, along with the practical application for treating the face, and parts of the body. There is no separation between the face and body; therefore it is important to know how the body affects the face. Combining theory along with hands-on techniques, you will leave with a solid understanding of effective Gua Sha treatments, and a clear approach for delivering them. 

In Level 2, we continue this theme with more awe-inspiringly beautiful concepts, which underpin Facial Gua Sha. In addition, you will be introduced to a solid foundation for effective Gua Sha body treatments, and the tools you need to deliver these effective treatments.
You will leave the class with a deep understanding of how Facial Gua sha can be used within Ecology in Motion ideas, and finely-tuned skills and techniques using your Gua sha tool to maximize the effects of your treatments.   
Pre-course reading: Facial Gua Sha book (revised edition) and Self-Healing with Chinese Medicine.
  • Apply principles of natural science to the face
  • Integrate new ideas of beauty and health
  • Apply support treatments to the head, neck and shoulders
  • Combine the body and the face to enhance your treatments
  • Use channel treatments on the arms and legs
  • Learn the goal of every Gua sha treatment
  • Make connections in fascia and muscles between the face and body
  • Use strategies to address common aesthetic goals such as worry lines, frown lines, smile lines and Crow’s feet
  • Explore the tissue structures, areas and channels of the face
  • Target treatments to the upper face, eyes, mid-face and lower face
  • Use Gua sha treatment methods with ease
  • Regenerate facial tissue; restore vitality
Payment programs available. Choose "Location and Date" for installment details. 
Course overview
4-Day Live Workshop
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Upcoming Workshops: Price varies per location
All registration prices are in US dollars

Registration Now Open:

  • New York, NY | April 16-19
  • Denver, CO  | April 27-30
  • Redondo Beach, CA | May 3-6

For details, or to be added to a waitlist, email
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Approved  for (32) NCBTMB &
(31) NCCAOM CE Hours

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This 4-day workshop will introduce you to the elegant ecological ideas of ancient Chinese medicine and teach you to apply principles of the natural world to your face and body through Facial Gua sha.

Skills you will learn include the movements of Ecology in Motion (EIM) Facial Gua sha; treating the upper and lower face with local sequences; targeting treatments on the scalp, neck, shoulders, upper back and chest; and making connections with other parts of the body that have a direct impact on the face.

The Intro to Body Gua Sha portion includes applying natural concepts directly to how you treat; neck, shoulders, back, chest, arms, hands, legs and feet; knowing the strengths and weaknesses of different ways of treating; adjusting what you do to the different ecosystems of the body; and giving safe and effective treatments within a comprehensive plan of action. 

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Day 1:  Level 1 Theory + Hands-on practice | Face & Body

Explore key principles of Ecology in Motion and deepen your understanding of Facial Gua sha. 

Learn how to apply these ideas to get the best out of your Facial Gua sha treatments, and systematically target areas of the face with knowledge of anatomical structures, channels and treatment methods during hands-on practice and a complete local treatment on the face.

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Day 2:  Level 1 Theory + Hands-on practice | Face & Body

Develop your Facial Gua sha treatment using knowledge of anatomy, movement and the body circulation system to utilize a range of body areas to directly affect the face.

Learn how to target areas on the face utilizing the scalp, neck, shoulders, chest, upper back, arms and legs. Combine integrated and targeted treatment strategies on the face and body with a focus on hands-on practice. 
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Day 3:  Level 2 Theory + Hands-on practice | Face & Body

Explore more graceful ideas of Ecology in Motion Facial Gua sha and learn how to apply them to improve your facial treatments.

Learn additions to the foundations of Level 1 with focus on specific facial features and common disorders of the face. Refine your facial Gua Sha technique with hands-on practice, along with smooth movements and flow.

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Day 4:  Level 2 Theory + Hands-on practice | Face & Body

Develop targeted facial plans based on specific circulation systems to maximize the results, leading to client return rate. Practice combining techniques and treatment areas.

Explore how a client-centered approach fits within EIM Facial Gua Sha, along with thorough hands-on practice. Follow additional protocols for distinct areas and specific facial conditions.
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Holistic Therapist & Facialist

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Facialist & Gua Sha Distributor UK
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Holistic Facialist
Ecology in Motion Gua sha courses are recognized by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT) for membership and insurance. The EIM courses are also recognized in the USA by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). The Face in Bloom course is eligible for 32 CE hours.

We are also an approved education provider for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Georgia Board of Massage Therapy, South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Panel, Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure and Massage Therapists' and Wholistic Practitioners' Association of the Maritimes.

The course is also applicable for many CEU/CPD/PDA Certification programs in the UK and other countries. If you have any specific query about recognition, contact me for clarification.

Clive Witham

Best-selling author and creator of Ecology in Motion Gua sha, Clive Witham has spent 20+ years treating with and writing about Gua sha for health and beauty. As well as being a licensed acupuncturist and qualified health promotion specialist, he is Director of the Komorebi Institute and the Gua sha Center in Barcelona, Spain.

He has written five books on Gua sha and Facial Gua sha published in five languages and constantly tries to refine and adapt how we use Gua sha based on ancient knowledge, natural science and best practice.

Komorebi Institute 

The Komorebi Institute is dedicated to training the next generation of Gua sha practitioners. It is focused on developing the knowledge and practical skills from the world of nature-based Chinese medicine and to apply these to foster effective facial and body Gua sha treatments.

The institute exclusively researches, trains and provides a knowledge base for Gua sha and Facial Gua sha, and is also at the forefront of promoting Gua sha as an effective low-cost, community-based therapy in the majority world, and especially in count
ries where healthcare facilities are limited.