Facial Gua Sha Training Course

29 May 2021

We’re so excited to be offering our brand new Facial Gua Sha Training Course. Whether you’re new to gua sha or an experienced beauty therapist wanting to expand your facial gua sha knowledge and expertise, our accredited qualification will enable you to teach group classes and one-to-one sessions (in person or online) and to guide others on how to use facial gua sha.

We believe in collaboration, empowerment and togetherness. As a result, we have created this incredible facial gua sha training course with our founder, Katie Brindle, Hayo’u head therapist, Katie Blake, and The Face Yoga Expert, Danielle Collins.

When Katie Brindle and Danielle Collins first met in 2019 for an episode of The Face Yoga Expert Podcast, we knew that we shared the same values and mission. To help and inspire others through the wonderful power of wellness and self-care. Ever since then we have been cheering each other on and both our female-led brands have collaborated wherever we can.

The idea of doing the facial gua sha training together came from both the wonderful success of the Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method Teacher Training Course, and the fact that teachers wanted to take their knowledge to the next level by using gua sha. We wanted to bring on the wonderful Katie Blake to be your lead trainer as her experience, passion and knowledge perfectly complements ours to give you world class training from three industry professionals.

Why gua sha?

This facial gua sha training course will change the way you look at health and beauty forever. You will experience the life-changing effects of gua sha and discover the endless benefits of ancient Chinese self-care techniques. Gua Sha is the missing link in our skincare routine. And when you learn how to harness the power of these remarkable crystals, they offer a truly integrated approach to wellness, health and beauty.

Yang Sheng is the self-care part of Chinese medicine – a natural healing system which has been used by millions of people for thousands of years. The key to it is an incredibly sophisticated understanding of how the body works: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Chinese medicine holds the answer to our health and beauty because it offers countless powerful techniques by tapping into the body’s natural healing defences, and gua sha is one of these.

Chinese wisdom holds that skin conditions (from spots and ageing to eczema and psoriasis) are primarily caused by the stagnation of energy (Qi) and blood flow in the body, along with excess heat. Our modern lifestyles and chronic stress are the main players in creating this imbalance. The aim of gua sha is to clear any stagnation and heat, enabling free flow of circulation and resulting in radiant glowing skin and a toned, supple and healthy body.

Gua sha tools and techniques can have a huge impact on our health and beauty. Chinese medicine is brilliant. It’s so powerful that in as little as one-minute a day you can help to relieve your stress levels, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage, improve mood, energy levels, vitality and sleep, and of course, restore your skin. More than ever, we need an integrated, simple yet profound approach to mastering our health physically, emotionally and energetically.

What you will learn

The facial gua sha training course will include 16 modules that you can study in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. These modules include:

  • The history of gua sha and what gua sha is
  • Facial Anatomy including the skin, muscles and lymphatic system
  • The role of the organs, Qi flow and meridians
  • Targeted gua sha techniques and routines
  • Acupressure points
  • Contraindications, health and safety, cleaning your tools
  • Gua sha as a business

In true Hayo’u style, when you become an accredited gua sha teacher, your gua sha journey with us doesn’t end there. When it comes to learning about gua sha, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more content to share with you about this incredible technique from its origins in Chinese medicine to how it can be used in the modern world today. This is what makes this training so unique. As you progress on your gua sha journey, we will be supporting you along the way and passing on this invaluable knowledge in the form of further training courses, as well as regular newsletters, advice and events.

For further information and to book your place, click here.


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