Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial

Facial Gua Sha is the use of a scraping tool, usually Jade to clear out facial tissue, increase blood supply, tone and lift the facial muscles and generate new collagen whilst increasing the luminosity of the skin. Facial Cupping is the use of a cup to increase blood supply, encourage elastic growth and flush the skin increasing luminosity.

Gua Sha or kerokan, is part of traditional Chinese medicine in which a tool is used to scrape people's skin in order to produce light petechiae.

Gua Sha releases unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sore, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery.

After completion of this class you will be asked to provide 10 case studies. You will only be awarded your certification after you have submitted these case studies and feedback has been given.

As with all of our physical and energy therapies, once you have completed the home study part of the class, before you begin your case studies, you are welcome to book a 'training day' in with us which will be held in Glastonbury, Somerset. The cost of this face-to-face training is free of charge and this is not a pre-requisite of completing the course. If you'd like further information on our training days or wish to book one with us, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certified Diploma which is fully accredited with the IPHM and recognised for insurance purposes by Westminster and Towergate Insurance.

For those who wish to obtain insurance cover to practice their new skills on the public, after you have completed this course, we will give you details on how to go about obtaining insurance through our insurer to ensure you are fully covered.

For more information on our Certified Courses and Insurance Cover please click here.

Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial

Class Information

Study Time

- 8 Hours Study
(Not including case study time)

Certification Level

- Certified Diploma (Practitioner Level)

Face-to-Face Practical Session

- Yes. 1 practical face-to-face session is included with the class if required

Class Accreditations

- IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine)

Class Insurance

- Towergate Insurance
- Westminster Holistic Insurance

Case Studies Needed

- 10 Case Studies
(10 individual case studies or 5 case studies with two treatments each)

As with many of our physical therapy classes, you must have first completed our Essential Anatomy and Physiology and Professional Holistic Practitioner Classes before taking this practitioner class. You will also need to have completed our Introduction to Crystals Class too.

Practical Training Sessions

The cost of this class includes a practical training (face to face) session.
For more information on our Practical Training days including booking and location, please click here.

Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial - Enrolment

Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial - from £145.00

Class Includes

All enrolment options include:

  • 4 Online Self Study Lessons
  • 4 Downloadable Consultation Forms
  • Practical Therapy Day with a Class Tutor
  • Online Live Chat Class Support
  • Lifetime access to this class, even once completed

Additional options and extras

  • Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial Pack (see below for what materials this includes)
  • Printed Workbook

Class materials & material checklist

  • Pen
  • Notebook or Journal
  • Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial Starter Pack (optional)

  • Physical Therapy Client Consultation Form
  • Client Therapy Record Card

Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial Starter Pack includes:

  • Pen
  • Notebook / Journal
  • Information coming soon

  • Printed Workbook

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Chinese Gua Sha & Cupping Facial

Lesson 1

What is Gua Sha
History of Gua Sha

Lesson 2

History of Cupping
Treatment Benefits
Treatment Tools

Lesson 3

Skin Conditions

Lesson 4

Treatment Routine

Final Assessment

Your final assessment to complete this class

Reading List

  • N/A

Class Resources

  • Client Consultation Form
  • Client Record Card
  • Case Study Consultation Form
  • Case Study Consultation Form - Tutor Copy