Do you gua sha? Learn the ins and outs of this traditional Chinese scraping technique in an interactive workshop at Scratch Goods. We'll provide the tools and the expert - you provide the bubbles (we're byob!).
Our gua sha expert is Ann Roth - a licensed and Illinois board certified acupuncturist + herbalist with a strong grasp of both Eastern and Western medicine. Ann has a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.
This hour-long class begins with a relaxing facial cleanse using Scratch Goods tea tree cleansing oil and a steam towel, then a spritz of skin drink and our heavy face oil in preparation for the gua sha massage. Ann will lead the group in perfecting techniques to tone facial muscles, relax the nervous system, and improve lymphatic drainage. Additional benefits can include improved circulation and decreased puffiness. She's a wealth of knowledge - bring your toughest questions!
At the end of the session, guests will take home their own gua sha tool (a $15 value).
We are requiring proof of vaccination for all events that are unmasked - including our mask bar. At check-in, please provide your vaccine card (or a legible photo of the card), along with a photo ID. The final dose of the vaccine must have been administered at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the event.
Tables in our event space are still spaced six feet apart. Masks are still required at all times in our space unless seated at your table. This includes entering and exiting the space, retail shopping, and using the restroom. Thanks for continuing to keep us and our community safe!
Please arrive 20 minutes early to check in with our staff + choose your table (first come, first serve!). This workshop will begin promptly at its scheduled time. For the respect + relaxation of fellow guests, late arrivals will not be permitted. After the event, all guests will receive a 10% discount on retail purchases.
Our space is located at 847 W. Randolph St. This workshop will be held in our separate event space that currently accommodates 30 guests with 6 feet between tables. Our team will be masked. While most of our tables are for two and four guests, we do have a few single seats available for this special event. Single guests will be seated with another single guest, and you will be unmasked at a close distance.
Parking in the West Loop can be difficult - we recommend public transportation (near the Morgan Green Line) or ridesharing. When using Uber or another rideshare app: please double-check that the address is correct - 847 W Randolph! Third party apps are sometimes delayed in updating new business locations, and you may end up at one of our old locations if you add your destination by name.
We cannot offer refunds for event purchases. See you soon!