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Facial Gua Sha
Teacher Training Course
everything you need to become a fully certified and accredited Facial Gua Sha Teacher (no prior experience needed!)
Maybe you’re already a health or wellness professional and want to expand your offerings, add to your existing skillset, and help your clients in new ways. Facial Gua Sha fits beautifully with your existing business, and you want to learn the skills you need to teach it to your clients.
Or maybe you’ve been looking for ways to build a new career in wellness but aren’t sure how to start. You love the idea of helping people, sharing knowledge, and having a flexible business that lets you work when and how you choose.
Either way, this Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training Course can help you achieve your goals. Not only will you learn how to use this amazing tool and teach others to do the same, but you’ll also gain insight into how to turn your new knowledge into a thriving income stream.
With a course designed by myself (Danielle Collins), Katie Brindle (founder of Hayo'u) and Katie Blake (your Super Trainer for this training), you'll gain an internationally recognised certification rooted in experience and excellence.
After completing the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training Course, you’ll feel…
Secure in your knowledge of Facial Gua Sha techniques and the underlying principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Empowered with the confidence you need to teach these skills to others and help them discover the benefits for their wellness.
Clear on the next steps to take your new knowledge and turn it into a thriving business – or how to add it to your existing offerings.
Comprehensive Video Lessons and Training Manual
We’ve designed the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training to be as flexible as possible. You’ll study from home, with 16 lessons that you can follow in your own time and at your own pace.
You’ll receive an electronic copy of our 150-page Facial Gua Sha manual, which was written specifically for this course. Each lesson is also accompanied by video guides to help you learn the techniques.
The manual and videos are packed with both theory and practical information, giving you everything you need to learn to use Facial Gua Sha techniques on yourself and teach them to others.
You’ll keep these resources for life, so you’ll always have them to refer to as you continue on your Facial Gua Sha journey.
We ask you to complete at least 12 hours of study before moving on to the assessment phase. But you can choose to do more if you prefer. There are no time limits – we want this training to fit easily around your life.
Support from your Super Trainer
Although the course is taught through pre-recorded content so that you can focus on your learning at a time that is convenient to you, you’ll have the full support of your super trainer as you embark on your Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training journey.
Katie Blake is our super trainer for the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training Course. Her knowledge of Facial Gua Sha is unbeatable and past attendees always comment on how friendly and approachable Katie is. She’s on hand to support you, answer your questions, and make sure you get the most from this training.
You’ll also benefit from our community of past and present students, so you have company on your journey as you develop your Facial Gua Sha skills.
An Internationally Recognised Certification
One of the things that makes this course stand out is that it leads to an internationally recognised certification. The course is accredited by both the IHPM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.
When you are ready, you’ll complete the certification process by doing a short written assignment to check your knowledge and understanding. You’ll email this to your trainer, who will mark it and reach out to book your 30-minute 1:1 video call.
During the first ten minutes of this call, you’ll complete the practical exam. Don’t let the word exam put you off – we just ask you to teach a mini Gua Sha class as though you were leading a session for clients.
After the practical, you’ll have the opportunity to review your learning with your trainer, ask questions, and get feedback. Then, we’ll send you your diploma and you’ll officially be a qualified Facial Gua Sha Teacher.
Your teacher training course was designed and written by three passionate, experienced wellness professionals (myself, Katie Brindle and Katie Blake). Together we collaborated to bring you the very best course to ensure you are fully equipped to teach facial Gua Sha.
How do I know if I'm ready?
Perfect for you if:
You’re curious about Gua Sha and want to learn how to use it for yourself and to instruct others
You’re interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine and would like to understand how to work with Qi and the energetic meridians
You love taking a holistic approach to health and wellness and want to learn more about how the face connects to the rest of the body
You know that self-care techniques are vital to staying happy, healthy, and well and want to learn new ways to look after yourself and others
You’re passionate about health and wellness and want to share that passion with other people
You’d like to add Facial Gua Sha teaching to your existing wellness / beauty business or develop a new career in this area
OR you just want to have the knowledge to use these skills effectively for yourself
You love learning and gaining knowledge and understand the value of investing in yourself
You want a reputable and accredited course created by three successful and passionate women that you can access flexibly from your own home.
Let's take a look at what's inside...
Why Gua Sha? What is Gua Sha? The history of Gua Sha
Our first lesson introduces the ancient art of Gua Sha and explores its benefits for our health and wellness. You’ll learn how Gua Sha supports your skin’s health and understand how it works with the acupressure points to extend those benefits to your body. You’ll also learn how the practice of Gua Sha developed in China.
About the Hayo’u Gua Sha tools and how to combine Gua Sha with Danielle Collins’ Face Yoga
You’ll understand the background behind Hayo’u and their approach to Gua Sha, setting some context for the rest of your learning. You’ll also learn about the tools available for your Gua Sha practice and discover how to integrate Gua Sha with Face Yoga to extend the benefits of both.
Contraindications and cleaning your tools
Discover how to practice Gua Sha safely and how to support others to do the same. This lesson explains when not to use Facial Gua Sha and looks at how to keep your tools clean. You’ll also learn the importance of energetically cleansing and charging your crystal tools and what to discuss with clients at the start of a session.
The muscles, skin, and lymphatic system
Understand the anatomy of the face with this in-depth look at the different facial muscles and the structure of the skin. You’ll learn about the function of the lymphatic system and understand how Gua Sha works with our natural anatomy.
The role of organs, Qi flow, and meridians
Explore the relationship between the physical body and the energetic body and the role of Qi, or lifeforce. You’ll learn how to work with the flow of Qi and the meridians to release stagnant energy and support the health of the organs.
Gua Sha warm-up routine
This lesson lays out the basic Gua Sha routine that we use to start every session. You’ll learn some of the foundational techniques of Gua Sha and how to use them to warm up the skin. This lesson also introduces the concept of 1-minute rituals.
Gua Sha technique: Define & lift
Learn how to lift, contour, and sculpt the face with Gua Sha techniques that target the cheeks and jowls. You’ll learn three lifting moves that are so powerful they’ve been dubbed ‘the Eastern Face Lift’.
Gua Sha lymphatic drainage routine
Discover how to boost lymphatic drainage with techniques that reduce bloating and clear toxins from the skin. You’ll learn two different Facial Gua Sha routines that focus on lymphatic drainage and understand how these moves benefit the face.
Gua Sha technique: Lips
From this lesson on, you’ll start to dive into specific Gua Sha techniques for each area of the face. You’ll learn how to smooth and plump the lip area, using the precision tool to be very targeted with your approach.
Gua Sha technique: Cheeks
Discover which Gua Sha methods to use to lift, sculpt, and plump the cheeks. You’ll learn how to target specific muscles and explore which meridians relate to this area of the face.
Gua Sha technique: Eyes
Learn to work safely with the delicate skin around the eyes, reduce puffiness, and banish dark circles. You’ll learn how to rejuvenate the eye area with this collection of specific Gua Sha techniques.
Explore Gua Sha methods that lift the brows and upper face. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to reduce lines and release tension from the forehead area.
Understand how to use acupressure points to release stagnant energy and stabilise the flow of Qi. You’ll learn the benefits of this ancient Chinese system for our health and wellness, and discover how to use it to increase mental and physical wellbeing.
Gua Sha cooling down routine
This lesson covers techniques to use at the end of a Gua Sha session to soothe and cool the skin. You’ll learn how to teach clients to use these techniques on their own faces to bring their Gua Sha practice to a relaxing close.
Initial consultation, face checklist, personalised Gua Sha programme
Discover how to effectively run an initial consultation with 1:1 clients. You’ll learn what questions to ask, how to understand your clients’ needs, and how to design personalised Gua Sha programmes for each person. You’ll also get templates to help you with consultations.
How to teach a session, Gua Sha as a business, health & safety, additional helpful information
Learn how to teach Gua Sha to groups and individuals. You’ll discover how to structure your sessions and what to cover. You’ll also learn how to turn your Gua Sha teaching into a business, with advice on what your business could look like, setting goals, and deciding on pricing.
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Your wonderful Super Trainer - Katie Blake
Your trainer will be highly experienced Gua Sha Instructor Katie Blake.
Katie has been a holistic therapist for over 25 years. Her qualifications include Gua Sha for the face and body, Energy Medicine, Sound Healing, Advanced Crystal Healing Practitioner, Acupressure Specialist, Cupping Specialist, MUHET Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Energy Reading, Skin Specialist, Danielle Collins Facial Yoga Super Trainer, Hayo’u Facial Gua Sha Super Trainer, Masseuse including Thai Style Hot Herbal Compress, Hotstone, Indian Head, Swedish, Tuina, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Prenatal, Chakra Clearing and Meridian Clearing.
Wait, what's included again?
Lifetime Access to Training Materials
You’ll gain lifetime access to our online training materials, including our extensive training manual and pre-recorded video content. These resources give you everything you need to learn how to teach Facial Gua Sha, and you can work through them at your own pace, no deadlines to worry about.
Your super trainer is here to support you on your learning journey. When you join the course, you’ll be connected with Katie Blake, who is on hand to share her expertise and knowledge. As one of the co-founders of this course and a leading expert in Gua Sha, there’s no one better to guide you through your learning.
Once you’ve completed your written assessment and your 30-minute video call, you’ll become a fully-fledged Facial Gua Sha Teacher. You’ll gain a certification that is recognised by two accrediting bodies (the IHPM and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists). And you’ll be ready to teach Facial Gua Sha to groups and individuals.
Having a deep understanding of the principles of Facial Gua Sha and how to use it to address different issues and concerns.
Feeling empowered to share this knowledge with others and support them on their own wellness journey.
Knowing you have an internationally-accredited certification you can use to build a thriving business.
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I loved the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training! My Super Trainer, Katie Blake, has been incredible from start to finish. Easy to contact, kind and a fountain of knowledge! The course itself was detailed and just the right balance of practical/ theory. I also loved learning more about the history of Gua Sha and the more holistic side of it all. The individual videos are fabulous, and I'm still watching them now to make sure I mirror Katie's every move! I just loved learning about the Meridians and the Chinese medicine side of things. I find it all fascinating and was so pleased it was included in the course.
My favourite thing about the training was my practical exam with Katie. It made me smile so much! I loved being in her energy. Her enthusiasm rubs off on you, and I learned so much more just from that short meeting. I would definitely recommend this course, and I would say if you want to learn Gua Sha, be sure to learn from the best in the business!
The Facial Gua Sha Teacher training was excellent. The manual you receive is extensive and contains clear explanations, photos and embedded videos to support learning. In addition to this, Katie's online Zoom sessions were invaluable - I have learnt (and will, no doubt, continue to learn) so much from her, and I feel privileged to have her as my teacher. Probably the most important thing I have learnt relates to the crystals themselves and their healing properties. I have learnt to observe how heat is drawn out of the skin and now know which crystal is best to use and when and how to use it.
Personally, my favourite part of the training was that I loved developing my understanding of Yang Sheng, the self-care part of Chinese medicine. It works on so many levels and is the perfect antidote to modern stressful lifestyles.
I thought the Facial Gua Sha teacher training was great; it really clearly presented information, and the videos were easy to follow. I loved learning the new techniques, but my favourite thing is probably the way energy work and affirmations are a part of the course. I would definitely recommend the course, and I would say that the course is well presented, the content is thorough and interesting, and Danielle and Katie are wonderful teachers. The methods taught really work, and it is a great skill to be able to share with the world.
I'm very pleased with the Facial Gua Sha Teacher training! The most important part I learned was the proper Gua Sha techniques and ways of following a routine. I normally do whatever comes to mind, but this course was essential to further my understanding of how everything works. My favourite part of the training was how analytical everything was and the fact that the videos of the Gua Sha techniques were included in the material.
Earlier in the year, I considered following a route that so many women my age (more than you might think!) pursue, opting for medical-grade skincare and a little injection to help keep everything buoyant.
I went so far as to step into the office just to feel it out…and every part of my being tightened and clenched in fear. I felt very strongly that fear underscored all of my chosen aesthetician/injector's work, as understated as it was. I liked her, but I wasn't going to let her go near my face.
So I took the money I was going to spend on changing my face chemically and put it towards my Face Yoga teacher training and Gua Sha teacher training.
I can honestly say that my skin looks better than it has in years, and I enjoy meeting my face each morning with clean fingers and a calm mind.
I loved the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training course! It's beautifully created, and I have thoroughly enjoyed studying. The great thing is that the training is also accessible and understandable if you do not have a professional background (like me). And what's great, of course, is that Katie Blake is your Super Trainer. Not only is she available at all times to answer any questions you may have, but she also hosts biweekly Zoom drop-ins to delve deeper into specific topics and answer questions. Katie is just amazing and has SO much knowledge. What I loved the most was the background information about the skin, the microcirculation, the lymphatic system and above all, lesson 5, 'The role of the organs, Qi flow and meridians' because it is precisely this information that contributes to awareness about the profound benefits of Gua Sha
My favourite thing about The Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training was having the freedom to learn and practice in my own time. I have already recommended it to a fellow Skincare and Facial Reflexologist therapist, saying that it is amazing, beautiful and relaxing and that it would integrate beautifully into her existing work. I told her that the provided training was very professional.
My favourite part of the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training was learning that Gua Sha is such a powerful tool! I liked that the training could be followed at my own pace, but I was eager to complete this course and bring the skills to practice. The training manual has great information that will enable you to feel confident in delivering great advice to your clients. You are supported throughout by your trainer, Katie; she is wonderfully kind and approachable...you will always feel like the door is open for questions and advice.
My opinion of the Facial Gua Sha Teacher training course - I totally loved it! I cannot wait to do the Body Gua Sha, Hands-on Facial Gua Sha and hopefully the Super Trainer courses.
My favourite thing about the training was, honestly, meeting Katie Blake and passing!
I found the course to be a real life changer; the quality of the tools and the benefits of Gua Sha are amazing. The people who run the course are so kind and helpful, and the community is so friendly. I just love it all. I am hooked!
I LOVED IT! Even if you never have any intention of using the training in a professional setting, this is the type of knowledge that provides us with the power to take care of our own health and well-being (and, therefore, our beauty) in a holistic and sustainable way. I loved it so much, I want more!
The training was great, concise, informative and extremely good, even for someone with very little knowledge of Gua Sha. I thought the videos were great. I replayed them many times!! I would recommend this training as it is online, easily accessible, extremely easy to follow and has no time limits, took the pressure off.