Advanced Myofascial Release and Gua Sha of neck and face
Guasha therapy is traditionally a modality used by practitioners of Chinese medicine. It is used to clear blockages of ‘chi’ in specific energy pathways of the body. Guasha is becoming more mainstream in the past few years and the tools and practices are included in many types of healing treatments. This course will be dealing with the practical applications of guasha as myofascial work, and how to integrate guasha into a massage treatment.
Guasha therapy is especially effective at treating fascial adhesions which include things like Dupeytran’s contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, IT band syndrome, and plantar fasciitis, as well as common ailments such as frozen shoulder, headaches, and low back pain. It can also be helpful in treating types of inflammatory conditions, where fluid is getting stuck in certain areas of the body. The advanced course also deals with TMJ, headaches, and treatment of the face for various conditions and general health and drainage.
Tools and oil will be included in the price of the course. Both courses have been approved for 3 primary CEUs each by MTANS, CMTO and in New Brunswick. Additional tools are available for purchase separately also.
Presenters: Ailsa Keppie BSc Hons in Physiology, RMT and MFR practitioner
Ailsa has studied with John F Barnes (10 courses) and has also been mentored by Peter Stuart RMT, MFR therapist for the past decade. She uses myofascial release as her main mode of treatment in her practice in Halifax, NS. Ailsa has also worked with and been monitored by Dr. Fronie Leroy, OMD from 2013-2015 during which time she developed the Guasha Level 1 and 2 course with Dr. Leroy. Since then, Ailsa has continued to practice and study guasha therapy, and was recently also asked to teach the guasha courses for one of the acupuncture associations in NS. Ailsa is currently a member in good standing of MTANS and works at Inner Ocean Healing Centre in Halifax.
Location and details will be sent two weeks prior to the course (class runs from 9:30-4:30pm)
A $100 deposit is required to secure your place for all courses. This can be paid by email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org paid via PayPal at
The full cost of the course is payable on or before the first day of the course you are attending.
Cost for level 1 and 2 guasha - $230
Cost for advanced MFR and guasha - $230
Discount Cost for both courses paid together - $400