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 then lead the group in 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 in this area - bring your toughest questions!
At the end of the session, guests will take home their own gua sha tool (a $15 value), and have the option to purchase a face oil at a 50% discount. All attendees will also receive 10% off any other products after class.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with our staff and grab your seat. We'll provide water service at your table, and have a few non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase (hot tea, la Croix, canned iced coffee). We also have glassware and openers for those who bring their own drinks.
Our space is located at 847 W. Randolph St. This workshop will be held in our separate event space that currently accommodates 30 guests at small tables for 2, 4, or 6. Tickets can be purchased by the table, or as singles. Single guests will be seated with other single ticket holders, unmasked at a close distance. We ask that you wear a mask in the common areas of our store - they can be removed when seated at your table.
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, but please let us know if you are unable to attend. See you soon!