IN-PERSON: Gua Sha for Radiance & Radical Wellness with Erin Masako Wilkins, October 6th 5:30-7:30pm PT


Gua sha is a healing practice used in homes across the Asian diaspora since before written history. It is traditionally done along the back and neck to heal body pain and to prevent illness.

Popularized through Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is also known as cao gio in Vietnam, kerik in Indonesia, knoud lam in Laos, ga sal in Cambodia, and coining and scraping in the U.S. 

It is a Chinese folk medicine practice that works to stimulate, move, and release energy in the body. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Erin Masako Wilkins will lead this in-person class to show you correct, effective practices for using this powerful healing technique.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn:

  • How to safely gua sha the body for pain relief, to support the immune system, and for lymphatic drainage.
  • Facial gua sha to release emotional holding from the face to benefit facial symmetry, radiance, and reduce congestion. 
  • Facial mapping and how the health of our skin reflects our internal health. 
  • How to engage a traditional healing practice within a culturally mindful framework that honors the history and significance of this work. 

Supplies to bring:

  • Bring a notebook and a gua sha tool.

Gua sha stones can be purchased at the Scarlet Sage site in jade, amethyst, or rose quartz - or come on into the shop and get one before the class!


This class will be live in-person at The Scarlet Sage Herb Co., 1193 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.  

*COVID Protocols. Masks are required for all participants, although the teacher will be unmasked. Please do not come if you are feeling unwell. Thank you!


Erin Masako Wilkins is an Asian American herbalist and acupuncturist. Her clinical work is rooted in Eastern energetic theory - tapping into her own ancestral healing traditions to empower others to restore health and prevent illness. She has been a practicing herbalist for over a decade specializing in Asian folk remedies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is passionate about applying Eastern energetics to domestically grown herbs and herbal medicine.

A seasoned educator, her classes include Asian American herbalism and folk traditions, TCM theory, seasonal wellness, and community care workshops. Erin has a master’s degree from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. Her book, Asian American Herbalism: Folk Traditions in Modern Day Practice, is set for publication in Spring 2023. To learn more about her work visit

IG handle: @herbfolkmedicine

In-Person Events cancellation policy:

Out of respect for our teachers, we kindly ask you to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, as the seating for our classes is very limited. If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent by email. Please make sure you state your name and the name of the class in your email.

- An event credit in the amount of the original purchase price will be issued for cancellations received 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Please contact us by email to register for another class of your choice. Event credit is available for a period of six months - according to availability.

- No event credit will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the event, nor failure to attend.

ADA Compliance: 
Our Wellness Space and School of Traditional Healing Arts is located below Scarlet Sage, and is not ADA compliant; you will need to walk down 15 stairs to access the classroom and the Wellness Space. Please let us know if you need help walking into the space. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We would love to hear from you! Please contact us here with any questions or give us a call between 11-7 PST at 415-821-0997. We can fill orders for you over the phone as well as online. 

Thank you for your love and support! 

xo Scarlet Sage



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