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                    PRO GUA SHA FACE COURSE
                                        (Professional Training)
                                        LONDON | MILANO

Online Gua Sha Facial

                                                                                                     Created by Award winning Chinese Medicine practitioner Francesca Canzano-Franklin

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Based on Chinese Medicine protocols, this treatment incorporates elements of TCM face mapping, gua sha techniques on the face, neck and shoulders, Chinese medicine acupressure points and meridians crossing the face, as well as facial fascia releasing techniques, lifting and sculpting techniques.

Face gua sha helps to decongest the skin and improve blood flow and by stimulating blood circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs. 

The firm but gentle scraping movements encourage lymph drainage to the face and neck which detoxify, helping to clear sinus congestion, prevent acne, dark skin pigmentation and puffiness or dark circles under the eyes.

Qi, in traditional Chinese medicine is energy that flows through the body, and can become blocked, causing pain, puffiness or tension in the muscles and joints of the face too. Qi must be balanced and flow freely to ensure well-being and radiance. Gua Sha techniques aim to relieve stagnation and blockages.  

Regular facial gua sha, if applied correctly (scraping a must!)  helps prevent acne breakouts by reducing clogged pores, can reduce acne scarring as it encourages new skin growth and will also allow the organic facial oils to penetrate deeper to nourish the skin. 


  • Tones the muscles of the face, instantly lifts, sculpts, contours and plumps the skin.

  • Relaxes muscle tension in the face and neck.

  • Aids neck pain and headaches brought on by tight muscle or fascia.

  • Boosts blood flow & circulation.

  • Moves stagnant blood that contributes to dark circles & under-eye bags.

  • Helps the skin recover from blemishes & acne scars.

  • Prevents wrinkles and helps smooth existing lines.

  • De-puffs and slims the face.


 Theory:The theoretical aspect of this technique is extremely important                                                            

  • An introduction to Chinese Medicine, the meridians and the five elements.

  • The origin of the gua sha tool and treatment.

  • The connection between traditional Chinese medicine and the skin.

  • The T.C.M. meridians crossing the face and its distal points.

  • T.C.M. face mapping, general skin conditions, the theory of beauty + wellness rooted in T.C.M.

  • The lymphatic system.

  • TCM and aging.



  • Face Mapping: theory + analysis.

  • We will introduce you to our bespoke Gua Sha tool that has been specifically designed by the trainer with different angles and edges in order to perform specific techniques such as scraping, lifting, draining, etc.                                                                                                                  

  • We will introduce and discuss different types of Gua Sha tools (sculpting spoons, and a variety of gua sha tools)

  • Treatment demonstration + practice.

  • How to care for your hands (RSI prevention), posture and gua sha tools.


 Gua Sha Techniques: scraping + draining + lifting + toning 


  • Lymphatic drainage techniques over the face, neck, and décolleté.

  • Scraping techniques of the neck, décolleté, shoulders, face.                                                                                                                    

  • Warming up scraping techniques + lifting techniques of the facial muscles. Our bespoke gua sha tool is used in rhythmic strokes  to massage, smooth and scrape the skin to release stagnation, muscle tension and tightness in the face. It irons out fine lines, tightens and speeds up the elimination of congestion such as eye bag.

  • Scraping facial fascia techniques.

  • Lifting techniques of the eye, brow and zygomatic muscles.

  • Demonstration + Practice 



At Philosophia Botanica we strongly believe that beauty routines are about making positive improvements to your health.

Our founder and Chinese Medicine practitioner, Francesca Canzano-Franklin, has captured the essence of thousands of years of Chinese wisdom into a gentle yet powerful face technique.

This Course is designed for PRO therapists. Are you a Spa or a Wellness Centre or Retreat? If so check out our SPA RITUAL via here.

Our International Team is available for treatment demonstrations for Spas and Clinics and rituals can be tailored according to needs.

Please contact us for further information and/or training requests.

London Course: 

  • PRO GUA SHA COURSE | LEVEL 1 (In person)




COURSE FEE OPTION 1: £250 No Gua Sha Board / bring your own



COURSE FEE OPTION 2: £295 with our bespoke design, Goddess Gua Sha



DATE:  TBC with Francesca Franklin

TRAINER: Francesca Canzano-Franklin, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oriental Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Level 1 Gua Sha or similar + Professional Beauty/Spa/Massage Therapist (Level 3)


TO BOOK: Contact us via

  1. This advanced module follows on the PRO Gua Sha training Level 1 and is designed to provide therapists theoretical and deeper understanding of TCM, meridians and acupressure points, and advanced Gua Sha techniques on the face, neck, décolleté, arms.

  2. Therapists will learn specific anti-aging protocol and techniques to further enhance their current practice. Topics will include how to treat facial puffiness, sagging skin and deeper wrinkles. 





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