Don’t YouTube Your Way to “Learning” Cupping and Gua Sha
We are life-long learners. We’ve noticed in recent years, more and more people do not have as much time to travel long distance for their learning opportunities. Now that online learning technology has gotten so advanced, many massage therapists, bodyworkers, and healers are turning to online learning for a large portion of their continuing education.
Why Online Classes for Cupping and Gua Sha?
Cupping and Gua Sha are ancient techniques that were considered a type of folk medicine, which means general “folk” would do it for their families and friends and pass it down from generation to generation. There was no real formal training back then. Families just used it accordingly and the knowledge was passed on and passed on. Today, in the modern world, Cupping and Gua Sha still has an amazing place in the healing world. Cupping and Gua Sha may seem simple and easy to learn, but…
Can you really watch a 5 minute Youtube video and start to do it on your clients?
Well, no not really.
In my opinion, if you want the “5 minute lesson” go ahead, then Youtube is for you.
But if you want to really learn, really start to understand, really get the sense of the powers of Cupping and Gua Sha, then dig deeper.
I’ve been teaching Cupping and Gua Sha to people for many years and using these techniques extensively in my Chinese Medicine practice. As simple as it looks, I’m always surprised that people cannot quite figure out how to do it correctly even when watching me do it live. I almost always have to spend some time showing them how to use the tools and how to do the technique properly. It’s not quite as simple as it looks.
This is why we created a very advanced way of teaching these skills online. Instead of traditional LECTURE style classes, we create classes that are chunk sized into small topics. Each topic gets its own video.
- If it’s a particular part of the technique, it gets a video.
- If it’s body mechanics, it gets a video.
- If it’s about what to tell your clients, it gets a video.
- If it’s a sample treatment with an actual client in pain, it gets its own video.
And so on… See how it works?
Each course has over 50 such videos. This means, you can take your time and work slowly through the course or do it all in an afternoon. Whatever works better for YOUR learning style! And you can stream them anywhere, even on a tablet or your phone!
Many people do Gua Sha at home all across Asia and throughout the world. Chinese Medicine practitioners have for years been doing it in their professional healing practices. They have developed many ways to relieve pain and prevent cold and flu symptoms.
With my experience teaching people in my practice and in classes, I realized that on-line classes would be very helpful for people who do want to learn it on their computers, tablets, or other devices. For this reason we created these on-line courses specifically made for massage therapists and other types of healers like chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and Shiatsu practitioners.
I believe that by offering these classes, it gives more and more people a real way to learn the ins and outs (and ups and downs!) of Cupping and Gua Sha.
For more information on the classes, please click HERE: