CLIVE WITHAM | ecology in motion

EIM Facial Gua Sha: Level 2  

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2-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 | 16 CE Hours
Students will receive certification, plus 16 CE Hours for eligible participants. 

Ecology in Motion Gua Sha: Facial Level 2  is rooted in nature-based Chinese medicine, and its advanced understanding of how natural science fits in with how we approach the face and beauty. There are more awe-inspiringly beautiful concepts which underpin Facial Gua Sha and brand new techniques to target facial areas and to enhance the sequence protocol in fresh ways.

Enhancing the external approach of level 1, level 2 looks at internal changes which affect the face and some of the key features of level 2 include:

  • Analyzing emotions within the context of the natural world and their effect on the face
  • Exploring the effects and management of Botox and fillers with Gua sha
  • Learning how to approach tension in the jaw and TMJ issues
  • Refining your posture and tool technique to create a smooth, luxurious client experience
  • Targeting specific areas on the body to achieve results on the face
  • Learning how to present Gua sha and to include it in a comprehensive plan of treatment

You will leave the class with a deeper understanding of how Facial Gua sha can be used within EIM ideas, and more finely-tuned skills and techniques using your Gua sha tool to maximize the effects of your treatments.

The goal of Level 2 is to expand on the knowledge and abilities learned in Level 1 by adding new skills and techniques to go above and beyond what most people think a Facial Gua sha treatment is. You will learn how to adapt what you know to any situation, and confidently explain what you’re doing and how you’re doing it within the world of nature-based Gua sha.

Prerequisite: EIM Facial Gua sha Level 1 in person training
Pre-course reading:  Facial Gua Sha book (revised edition) and Self-Healing with Chinese Medicine.

  • Explore the natural concept of emotions and the body
  • Use new face sequences and techniques
  • Add to the principles of nature science to the face and body
  • Explore the circulation patterns of the face, head, and upper body
  • Understand and help to treat common face ailments in the facial area, along with the jaw area
  • Fresh approaches to using the scalp, neck, shoulders, upper back, chest, arms and legs 
  • Learn how to approach botox, fillers and other facial procedures 
  • Target specific areas, and esthetic features such as eye bags and smile lines
  • Learn the artistic motions of Gua Sha and use a meditative Gua Sha style
  • Improving your posture, angle, mindset and movements when using the Gua Sha tool
  • Discover how to explain Gua Sha to clients

  • Expand on the use of the river treatments on the body

Payment programs available. Choose "Location and Date" for installment details. 
Course overview
2-Day Hands-on Workshop
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Upcoming Workshops Price varies per location
All registration prices are in US dollars

Registration opening soon...
  • San Francisco | Sept 27-28
  • New York City | Oct 4-5

Prerequisite: EIM: Facial Gua Sha Level 1 in- person training

*For details, or to be added to a waitlist, email [email protected].
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Approved  for (16) NCBTMB &
(15.5) NCCAOM CE Hours

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This 2-day theory + hands-on course will expand on the world of nature-based Gua Sha as introduced in EIM Facial Gua sha Level 1. 

It will provide you with a deeper understanding of the relationship between the natural world, and your face and body through Facial Gua sha. It introduces a fresh set of concepts, ideas, and techniques to help you maximize the effects of your facial treatments.

Skills you will learn include applying natural concepts directly to how you treat the face, neck, shoulders, back, chest, arms, hands, legs and feet; knowing how to approach any facial feature including Botox and fillers; and giving safe and effective world-class treatments within a comprehensive plan of action. 
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Day 1: Theory + Hands-on practice

Explore internal patterns of EIM Facial Gua sha and learn how to apply them to improve your facial treatments. We look in detail at the emotional impact on the face and explore what emotions mean within the principles of nature. We then look at what this means for Facial Gua sha technique and treatment location.

We focus on above and below the eye area with new techniques in addition to the foundational protocol introduced in Level 1. We also explore the use of Botox and how to approach it with Gua sha and focus on specific facial features and common disorders of the face. You also get to refine your style with regular hands-on practice and attentive monitoring to protect your posture and enhance tool fluidity.
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Day 2: Theory + Hands-on practice

We continue with an exploration of the emotional effects on the face and look at the mid-lower and side of the face. We explore cheek laxity, tension in the TMJ and how to address these with Gua sha. We also look at the effect of fillers in the mid-face and how to approach them with Facial Gua sha.

In addition explore how to develop targeted treatment plans based on specific circulation systems to maximize results, leading to a higher client return rate. And how a client-centered approach fits within EIM Facial Gua Sha, along with thorough hands-on practice and additional protocols to expand and enhance what you can offer. The idea being you leave with the confidence , skills and know-how to implement everything immediately.
The EIM courses are also recognized in the USA by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). The 2-day EIM level 2 course is eligible for 16 CE hours. It is also recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is eligible for 15 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 its Research Center in Barcelona, Spain.

He has written five books on Gua sha and Facial Gua sha published in six 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 countries where healthcare facilities are limited.