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Save Your Hands With Cupping and Gua Sha

Instructor: Brianna Noach, L.Ac, EAMP, LMT, M.S.W. March,  25 - 2017
8 CE hours (NCB Approved), $150 by March 11, $175 after  


Save Your Hands With Cupping and Gua Sha

In this one-day workshop, you will learn two "hand-saving" methods from Chinese Medicine, cupping and gua sha (scraping.) These can be easily incorporated into a massage session. The course will cover stationary, moving, flash, and magnetic cupping and, as well, we will look at conditions where these specific methods an have the best results. You will also learn about conditions where gua sha can be effective. Content will include history, theory, benefits, cautions, contraindications, and choosing the right tools for these methods. You will practice treatments for musculoskeletal, digestive, and respiratory issues as well as menstrual cramps and headaches.


Brianna Noach, L.Ac, EAMP LMT, M.S.W. has a combined acupuncture and massage therapy practice in Port Angeles, WA. Trained in massage therapy at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy (1993), and in acupuncture at NW Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2001), she has 21 years of teaching experience, including: Port Townsend School of Massage, Peninsula College massage Therapy Program, and Bellevue Massage Scholl. Brianna embraces the centuries-old wisdom of traditional Medicine for its philosophy that we are part of nature and follow the same cycles and tendencies. By looking inside and by observing nature, we tap into our inherent wisdom of how to heal ourselves She is well liked by her students and is passionate about sharing the knowledge she has gained with the massage community.



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