CLIVE WITHAM | ecology in motion

EIM Gua Sha: Facial Level 2     + Intro to Body

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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 | Intro to Body expands on Level 1, to further explore the practical application of nature-based principles, and the biomedical knowledge of Gua Sha. You will learn how to enhance your Facial Gua Sha treatments with clients as well as learn some body treatment techniques.

EIM Gua Sha 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. 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.

  • How things transform naturally in the environment around us
  • What emotions mean in nature, and how they can affect the face and body
  • How the face changes with the seasons
  • Practical focus with uniquely refined facial and body treatments
  • How to use a Gua Sha tool with purpose, focus and flow
  • How circulation impairments appear, and affect the body

You will leave the class with a deeper understanding of how Facial Gua sha can be used within Ecology in Motion 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 a new layer of refinement, and practical Facial Gua sha skills. 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: Face in Bloom 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
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Early Bird Specials Available!
  • New York, NY | April 18-19
  • Lakewood, CO | April 29-30
  • Redondo Beach, CA | May 5-6

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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 along with an intro into Body Gua Sha. 

    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 with the Intro to Body Gua Sha portion include 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: 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 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.
    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 16 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 four 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 countries where healthcare facilities are limited.