This little book reads exactly like a very nice half day continuing education workshop for massage therapists or a full day, were a practicum included. The book itself is formatted large with large type, perhaps for being able to read from a slight distance while experimenting on someone with a gua sha tool. Understanding that self publishing raises the costs of printing, I can see why this book costs as much as it does, when a book of similar heft from a major publisher would cost a great deal less. Still, the quality of the information and its very practical presentation makes up for this, in my view.
This is a very good introduction to gua sha for practically anyone, not just bodywork practitioners. If gua sha is a technique you intend to use for wellness care at home, it's certainly worth the price of this friendly book, as receiving even one professional gua sha treatment can easily cost two to three times the price of the book. For practitioners, this book both establishes the credibility of the author and gives you enough to get you started at home if you're new to this technique, although obviously you'll want to add a CE course for insurance purposes, even though a child could safely learn and practice "scraping" (and many do).
- Paperback: 72 pages
- Publisher: Born Perfect Ink (3 January 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0991236629
- ISBN-13: 978-0991236626
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.4 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 90.7 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)