Gua Sha Therapy Workshop (Includes training in Moxibustion Therapy!) Sunday June 17th, 10-6pm
In this one day training, you will learn how to apply gua sha therapy & moxibustion therapy for use with a number of health conditions.
So if you are curious about this healing modality, or would like to add Gua Sha Therapy & Moxibustion Therapy to your health and professional repertoire – then reserve your spot now.
Limited Space available for this fully hands-one workshop.
Gua Sha, an ancient Chinese therapy commonly used in modern society for releasing muscle pain and tension, congestion, stiff neck, colds, detoxifying the body and many more benefits. It is also known as non-surgical skin stimulation and is being used as a natural, safe alternative to face lifts. Gua Sha also has immune boosting and anti-inflammatory effects. It is commonly used to relieve back, knee and neck pain, migraines & headaches, flu, bronchitis, earaches and works by stimulating the immune system; it detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes blood and lymph circulation. Gua Sha uses small, smooth tools – usually made from jade,
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well. Moxibustion can be helpful for pain due to injury or arthritis, digestive conditions, menstrual pain, and for breech pregnancies, protection and prevention of colds and flus.
One of the most relaxing therapies you will experience!
Jen Bowers is an Advanced Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with over 5000 hours of clinical training and almost two decades of working in the health fields. Jen has a B.Sc. in Biology from Dalhousie University and specializes in mental health (including Trauma Recovery), reproductive health and fertility for both men and women, and infant and children’s wellness, and advocates for accessible and inclusive healthcare. Jen has worked for the past fifteen years as a sexual health educator at Planned Parenthood, and as an advocate for women’s health. She is also a clinical supervisor at the Institute of Traditional Medicine and is one of Toronto’s most loved and admired practitioners and teachers.