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The Premier Facial Gua Sha Training for Professionals

The beauty industry is changing.

Are you tired of working with chemicals and superficial quick fixes in your treatments?

Are you a massage therapist or acupuncturist wanting to bring more attention to the face and beauty in your treatments?

Are you ready to break into the green beauty industry? 

Clean beauty and wellness are becoming the new normal, and facial Gua Sha is a trend that's here to stay.

Let's be the change we want to see.


Hi. I’m Britta Plug, and I’m on a mission to change the beauty industry. I’m the founder of The Green Beauty Academy, Studio Britta -- the boutique facial studio in the heart of Manhattan, and co- founder of the clean beauty brand Wildling. 

I want to share the modality that completely changed my career and my life. 

Facial Gua Sha is a technique drawn from ancient Chinese medicine, and can most easily be described as a specialized stone massage treatment for the face. In skilled hands, it can de-puff, sculpt, destress and detoxify the face in a single session. It’s been called a natural facelift, and touted as an alternative to botox. 

This course contains the exact framework I’ve developed over years of practice and study to go beyond the surface and affect muscle, lymph, and connective tissue. 

If you're looking to create dramatic results that go far deeper than any machine or product can reach, this course is for you.  

Rave reviews from our in-person training:

You won't regret this investment!

BZ Catalano

I learned so much in such a short amount of time and am so happy that I took the time to delve more deeply into Gua Sha from Britta and TCM from Samantha. These ladies are extremely gifted at their crafts and I feel so privileged to have been their student. You won't regret this investment!

A beautiful experience from start to finish.

Kathleen McBride

"My training with Britta and Samantha was a beautiful experience from start to finish. I learned skills that produce amazing results that you can see and feel. I’m truly blessed to have been a part of this experience. I can now carry on the gift of Gua Sha facial massage to my clients. Thank you Green Beauty Revolution!"

This course was incredibly useful; I cannot speak its praises enough.

Melissa Cugliari

This course was incredibly useful; I cannot speak its praises enough. Britta is an excellent instructor with deep knowledge and passion, and her teachings left me with a sense of confidence in my newly acquired skills. I have already begun to implement the techniques in practice and have been seeing wonderful results! I look forward to continue to integrate gua sha with my patients (and myself) and learn about this amazing modality.

What will I learn in the course?

  • Module 1: Welcome, Assessment & Energy

    In this module you'll learn the origins of gua sha and how to assess the skin through a brand new lens. You'll learn how to create a strategic treatment plan based on your clients' skin and tissue condition, how to center your energy for an amazing treatment, how to integrate gua sha into your treatments and how to successfully introduce clients to amazing new modality.

  • Module 2: The Foundational Gua Sha Sequence

    Gua sha 101! This fundamental protocol is suitable for almost everyone, and is the foundation upon which we will build your understanding and practice of all other specialized protocols in the course. You’ll begin learning the movements on yourself and then practice this powerful protocol on your clients to reveal amazing results.

  • Module 3: The Clear Sequence

    The Clear Gua Sha Sequence encourages powerful drainage to detoxify and de-puff the face. This routine clears stagnation and congestion, and brings clarity to the complexion. Learn to drain excess fluid from the face so facial sculpting and muscle release can be facilitated with maximum efficacy. In addition, The Clear Sequence can promote detoxification of the skin from the inside out, help to alleviate breakouts and congestion, and help calm the skin during and after extraction.

  • Module 4: The Release Sequence

    This protocol supports deep relaxation for the client and a therapeutic release of tension in the facial muscles. At this stage you’ll begin using a different hook-shaped gua sha tool, which is also included in your purchase of the program. Muscle tension contributes to facial expressions looking stuck, dull and frozen. You’ll learn how to release specific muscle groups, clear blockages, and assist lymph and blood circulation to flow. After this treatment the tissue is toned and the skin returns to optimal health.

  • Module 5: The Lift Sequence

    The lift sequence is the most fun, creative, transformative part of the gua sha treatment. Now that you have cleared stagnation and released tension with the preceding sequences, you can begin sculpting and actually changing your client’s facial tissue. You’ll notice a dramatic lifting effect, watch decades of tension melt out of the muscle and in many cases, literally see the skin and face shape start to change beneath your fingers.

Course Materials & Meetings:

  • 4 Live Q & A’s with Britta

    Every other week, join Britta live on Zoom video conference where she will answer all your questions about gua sha technique, skin conditions, how to get the best results for your clients, and any other questions that may arise in the course. You can submit your questions before the call and if you are not able to make it live, don’t fret! She will answer your questions and you’ll be able to access the recording.

  • A Comprehensive, Full-color PDF Workbook

    You’ll receive a 30-page full-color workbook with illustrations and written instructions for each sequence. This workbook is fully downloadable and can be printed to have as a handy resource when practicing your technique.

  • 2 Professional Gua Sha Tools

    When you enroll, the Wildling Empress Stone and a wand-shaped fire quartz tool will be shipped to your home at no additional charge.

  • Course Completion Certificate

    Once you complete the course you will be asked to take a quiz and submit a short video of your technique. Once these are reviewed you will receive a printable certificate of completion.

Plus, Special Bonuses:

  • Bonus Module: Chinese Acupressure with Samantha Story

    In this bonus module you’ll learn how to work with 23 different acupressure points using your gua sha tool. Samantha Story is Britta's resident facial acupuncture specialist, and in this module she’ll teach you how to use these points to release stagnant energy in the face, detoxify the skin, and relax the nervous system.

  • Bonus Meditation: Grounding your energy for giving treatments

    In this powerful meditation Britta will walk you through how to ground and clear your energy to give a great treatment both physically and energetically, and how to protect your energy when you’re seeing clients all day.

  • The Gua Sha Treatment Map

    This one-page cheat sheet will guide you on how to treat all skin conditions with the recommended sequences from the course.


  • Do I need to be a licensed professional to take this course?

    Yes! Licensed estheticians, massage therapists, acupuncturists and anyone who has a license to do body work and touch therapy is welcome to take this class. If you are currently in school and pursuing your license, you are also welcome!

  • How is the course delivered?

    Each week you'll receive a new module with videos and audio files to learn the protocols. The following week you'll have a live Q & A with Britta the following week. Your first module will be delivered September 30th so you'll have ample time to receive your gua sha tools in the mail.

  • Are the tools I need included?

    We've got you covered! Included in your enrollment is a Wildling Gua Sha tool, as well as a wand-shaped fire quartz gua sha tool for sculpting and contouring the face, both of which will be shipped to your home upon enrollment.

  • What is the schedule for the live Q and A Calls?

    Q & A calls take place every other Monday at 12pm PST (3pm EST.) You can submit your question before the call and if you are not able to make it live, Britta will answer it on the call, which will be recorded and accessible throughout the duration of the class. The live calls take place on October 7th, October 21st, November 4th and November 18th.

  • How long will I have access to the course material?

    You will have access to the course videos for 6 months from the date the course begins. The course workbook that contains written and visual instructions for all the protocols (including the acupressure bonus) is fully downloadable and printable, so you'll have it forever.

  • What is the refund policy?

    We believe in this course 100%. However, if after 14 days you can hand in all the completed course work and assignments and find it is not to your satisfaction, we will issue you a refund of your purchase, less a 10% administrative fee.

  • I’m unsure if this course is a fit for me. Can I talk to someone from the Academy?

    Absolutely! Just send an email to our Admissions Director Mary at She will be happy to set up a time to answer your questions.

Laura, Blush & Black

"Definitely worth every penny!"

Laura, Blush & Black

My training with Britta was wonderful! Her delivery of the information was to the point and clear. Compared to other Gua Sha training I’ve done, I walked away feeling much more confident and seeing way better results! Definitely worth every penny!
Shannon Curtis

"An incredible experience."

Shannon Curtis

The Gua Sha immersion class with Britta and Samantha was such an incredible experience. The class was very well thought out and was very easy to follow along with. Britta is an easy going, genuine person who uses her intuitive nature to make everyone feel at ease. It was a beautiful calm space, and I felt completely comfortable. I loved how Samantha brought another element to the class by sharing her knowledge about pressure points and their spiritual meanings.
Charlotte Gallagher

"I am confident to bring this wonderful treatment to my clients."

Charlotte Gallagher

Upon completing the gua sha course given by Britta I am confident to bring this wonderful treatment to my clients. I would highly recommend this course to any skin care professional interested in providing an amazing experience to their clients. Thank you for offering this.
Sarah Clark

"This is just the beginning."

Sarah Clark

Both Britta and Sam have their own unique way of teaching that comes across in a very clear, bright and approachable way. This course was very informative in the warmest way! They’ve created such a supportive environment to learn such an ancient technique! I have a feeling this is just the beginning.