Curious about GUA SHA?

GUA SHA is an ancient technique that has been used to treat a variety of ailments.

There are other similar treatments such as IASTM, Graston and even cupping that can also be used to treat myofascial congestion and injury.

Join this FREE WEBINAR to learn about the similarities, differences, applications, tools and techniques that differentiate these approaches.

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Todays most common clinical complaints include

  • stress
  • fatigue
  • body aches and pains
  • brain fog and difficulty with concentration
  • headaches
  • autoimmune/inflammatory responses

All of these problems can be helped with GUA SHA.

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The ONE MAJOR benefit that GUA SHA has over GRASTON and IASTM technique is the wide scope of treatments that can be used with this technique.

As a bodyworker our biggest concern is giving our clients relief for stress and body pain, but what if I told you that you would be able to use these tools to help them with joint pain and achiness, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, sleeping problems and more?


Find out how in this free webinar on the different kinds of myofascial decompression and their applications.



I'm an East Asian Medicine practitioner, and the information that I'm going to share with you is going to help you understand why incorporating concepts of Eastern Medicine into your practice will open of your scope of understanding the body.

My technique has taken the scope of the bodywork practitioner into account, and broken down the application of IASTM, which is simplified GUA SHA and packaged it into a straightforward and comprehensive training.

Being what I call an 'east-west' practitioner I believe that using ancient theories and modern tools is our best approach to delivering the most effective treatments.

For this reason, I will talk about traditional tools and their impact as well as modern tools such as the stainless steel tools and break down the benefits and applications for each tool.

GUA SHA is an effective tool for relieving tension in the superficial fascia, trapped inflammation and intracellular waste.

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About Me

Lisa Dowling, BA., R. Ac

This all started for me when I had a serious life threatening accident at the age of 7. Lifelong chronic pain combined with a desire to help, led me to the study of psychology and then into Eastern Medicine. Each technique that I learned which helped my pain and alignment informed my eductation.

In 2009 I stepped back from clinical work for the first time and began teaching shiatsu pregnancy and adjunctive therapies as well as supervising student clinics. In 2015 I began delivering my own courses and started the Meridian Care Center.

My desire to deliver efficient, effective techniques for practitioners to not only improve the quality of treatments, but also to make it easier on the body has been my prime motivation.  It became my mission to try to provide high quality, evidence based information that is delivered through the lens of Traditional Medicine.