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FACIAL GUA SHA + CUPPING: Ancient Chinese Practices to Beautify Your Skin

  • Wildcraft 38 Windermere Boulevard Charleston, SC, 29407 United States (map)
You will leave with facial cupping + jade gua sha tools to use to create your own skincare ritual at home.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please call or text the shop @ (843) 901-9040 to be added to our waitlist, which will give you early access to our next gua sha/cupping workshop.


Please join us for a unique workshop with Lisa Abernathy , owner of Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary and Holly Thorpe, owner of Wildcraft, on Chinese Medicine techniques to enhance the health and beauty of your skin.


Lisa will guide you through a how-to on facial cupping and two types of gua sha (lymph/circulation and lifting/contouring) while Holly walks you through a self-facial using exquisite serums, balms and hydrating mists from Wildcraft to put these self-care steps into action!

These effective, gentle, and easy-to-use manual techniques increase circulation to the skin, can decrease wrinkles and discoloration, stimulate collagen, reduce acne, enhance lymphatic drainage, puffy eyes, and give you a gorgeous glow. Immediate plumping and lifting.

Our beloved Josh Rosebrook posted a deep dive on all the benefits of gua sha on his bog recently - check it here!

I don’t play the anti-aging game. What we think of as youthfulness is really just the level of health you’re able to cultivate and support in yourself. So I play the pro-health game, which is about bringing vitality, healthy circulation, and strong organ function back into play.
— Sandra Lanshin, owner Treatment by Lanshin


Lisa Abernathy is passionate about helping women recognize their innate beauty and accept and love themselves more deeply through the aging process. Lisa is the founder and co-owner of Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary, a Classical Chinese Medicine Clinic providing personalized, holistic and effective care for the Lowcountry. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, she enjoys helping people enhance their physical and emotional well-being, become more mindful, create healthier lifestyles, and learn to live in sync with the seasons.

All welcome, ages 13 & up only. Sign-up in-store @ Wildcraft or call (843) 901-9040; $55. Price includes both facial cupping & gua sha tools, plus instructions to take home. Participants may be shown in promotional photos &/or video.

This is a non-accredited class. Our focus is teaching our community how to create their own self-care rituals at home, although many holistic estheticians attend to learn directly from a licensed Chinese Medicine practitioner to incorporate these techniques into their services. If you want to be certified in gua sha for your own practice, I highly recommend going through Nefeli Corp. & Dr. Ping Zhang (or one of their certified trainers).

Cancellations must be made at least 72-hours prior to event to qualify for a refund. Registration OR cancellations made within that time period do not qualify for a refund or exchange for a future workshop. Cash refunds will be provided in the form of a gift certificate. "No-shows" forfeit their refund & all provided materials.

Workshops may be cancelled due to to low participation or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified of time changes or cancellations with 2 days notice.