FACIAL CUPPING + FACE GUA SHA                                 WORKSHOP

Francesca Canzano-Franklin
The Facial Cupping Expert

Join Chinese Medicine practitioner and Philosophia Botanica Founder, Francesca Canzano-Franklin, for an exclusive self-care workshop.

Francesca has  two decades experience in the Holistic Health, Spa and Wellness industries, having worked for and with a wide variety of Spas, Resort Spas, Yoga Centres and Wellness Retreats. 


She is the creator of the multi-award winning PRO Gua Sha Facial ™and The Eastern Facelift ™ Spa Ritual, and  has been a leading teacher and international speaker in the UK, South Africa, Italy and internationally.

She has been featured in VOGUE, BAZAAR, ELLE, LIFESTYLE ASIA, L' OFFICIEL, FORBES, WOMEN & HOME, and more!


She  draws her expertise  from both Western sciences and the ancient systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Thai Medicine and regularly facilitates courses, masterclasses and retreats around the world.

Join Sakina Di Pace, Chinese Medicine practitioner and Founder of  The Facial Cupping Expert.

Sakina has been practicing acupuncture for the past 10 years, both in the UK and in the US. She started using Facial Cupping, in addition to her needles, to help alleviate the pain of some patients with nerve conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, and to stimulate muscle strength in paralysis cases such as Bell’s Palsy. 

Realising how beneficial Facial Cupping was to her patients, she decided to incorporate it into her Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments in order to improve facial muscle tone. 

Sakina believes that the most effective skincare routines are built on the foundation of simplicity and consistency. The facial cupping journey begins with education and her enthusiasm and pro-active support will keep you going long enough for you to see the benefits of facial cupping for yourself.


This hands-on class will break down our self-care face gua sha and facial cupping protocol in 8 easy to remember steps that you can do at home.

The workshop includes a theoretical and practical step-by-step protocol as well as a Q&A section where you'll get all your questions answered. 

This class is great for all skin types and ages. No experience necessary.


PLEASE NOTE: The workshop session will be available on pre-recorded for 48 hours for anyone that won't be available to attend due to time-zones and/or work commitments.

TIME: 3 pm UK | 4 pm EU | 10 am NY | 7 am LA | 11 pm HK

COST: £ 98.00 (includes attendance to the live workshop + mini self-care manual).

TOOLS: Our tools + face oils are not included. Want to purchase our bespoke Gua Sha + facial cup sets? Check out the info below.

LOCATION: Online! The class will be hosted on Zoom - details to follow upon registration.

ENQUIRIES: Hello@philosophia-botanica.com

In this course you will learn about:

  • Chinese Medicine Face Mapping + specific acupressure points.

  • What is facial gua sha, TCM background, how to hold the gua sha tool correctly, benefits +  contraindications.

  • What is facial cupping, how to use the cups correctly, TCM background, benefits +  contraindications.

  • A step-by-step 20 minutes self-care rejuvenating routine incorporating both facial cups and gua sha tool. 

  • Diet + nutrition tips 

NEED A GUA SHA TOOL + FACE OIL?  Find our bespoke collection HERE for UK + rest of the world, or HERE for Europe.

You are welcome to use any Gua Sha boards that you may already have, or else we can assist you with one of our bespoke Philosophia Botanica Gua Sha stones, such as our best-seller, the GODDESS stone in pure bian (as used on the instagram live).

We suggest to use a natural face oil for the techniques. Do not hesitate to get in touch for assistance or advice. We ship internationally!

THE FACIAL CUPPING EXPERT KIT:  Find Sakina's bespoke facial cups + Kit HERE.


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When you squeeze your Facial Cup onto an area of your face, a gentle suction is created. This draws blood flow towards the surface of your skin. This increased blood flow in the skin underneath the cup and surrounding tissues encourages the formation of new blood vessels.

The suction also creates a controlled mini-trauma in the skin (in the same way as micro-needling and derma-rollers would), which prompts a natural healing process in the skin. More oxygenated blood flows to the area, collagen and fibroblast production is stimulated, and the skin cells are encouraged to reproduce.

The result? Skin that feels and looks more plump, healthy and glowing.