Based on Chinese medicine protocols, our training protocol incorporates elements of TCM face mapping, traditional gua sha techniques on the face, neck, shoulders and décolleté, Chinese medicine acupressure points and meridians crossing the face, as well as facial fascia releasing techniques, lifting and sculpting techniques with our professionally designed gua sha board.


Face gua sha helps to decongest the skin and improve blood flow 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. 




  • Professional therapists with a suggested minimum of 6 months experience working with facial massage techniques.

  • Therapists that wish to further their skills and incorporate the techniques in their treatments.

PLEASE NOTE: International therapists who take this course are responsible for researching their local licensing laws and regulations surrounding these services, ensuring these techniques are within the scope of practice prior to registering for the course.

We are not a regulatory agency, and all questions regarding scope of practice must be researched through your country governing boards.




  • The course is run by Frances a Canzano-Franklin, TCM practitioner, passionate about eastern modalities, cosmetic acupuncture and natural facial modalities rooted in eastern medicine.

  • 47 pre-recorded videos, for a total of 8 hours: live lectures + videos demonstrations.

  •  In-depth manual, charts and diagrams.

  • A live zoom session with the trainer once all modules have been completed.

  • The professional modules can be studied in the comfort of your own home.  

  • Access to a private training group and ongoing support.


 THEORY: The theoretical aspect of this technique is extremely important and will cover the following elements.


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

  • The origin of the gua sha treatment, it's traditional uses and tools.

  • The art of scraping + the theory of raising a rash.

  • The connection between traditional Chinese medicine and the skin.

  • The T.C.M. meridians crossing the face + related acu-beauty points.

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

  • The lymphatic system.

  • Skin health and aging.


 PRACTICAL: Using our bespoke Goddess Gua Sha stone, designed by our founder and master trainer.


  • How to correctly use a variety of Gua Sha tools.

  • Bespoke Gua Sha tool specifically designed with different angles + edges in order to perform specific techniques such as scraping, lifting, draining, etc

  • Treatment demonstration of various techniques.

  • How to care for the tools and prevention of RSI.


BONUS: Ongoing live Zoom meetings to connect with other therapists, share your questions, and demonstration of techniques, at no extra cost.


 FACE GUA SHA TECHNIQUES: Step-by-step routine with videos and diagrams.


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

  • Scraping facial techniques: chest, neck, forehead, zygomatic region, facial muscles, chin region.

  • Facial acupressure techniques.             

  • Facial fascial + sculpting techniques.                                                                           

  • Toning, lifting of the facial muscles, eyes and brow muscles.

  • Demonstration + Practice.



TRAINER: Francesca Canzano-Franklin, practitioner of traditional Chinese and Thai medicine, and facial acupuncture, is an award winning Trainer and wellness practitioner, with 20+ years experience under her belt. She is the creator of the PRO GUA SHA FACE method and Philosophia Botanica bespoke gua sha boards, and has taught the protocol to hundreds and hundreds of therapists internationally.



THE SMALL PRINT THAT YOU NEED TO READ. When you make a booking a place will be reserved on the course. To retain your place on the course, you must pay the full balance of the course prior to the course commencement date. This can be paid online (if booked via the website) or via our invoicing system. On acceptance by Philosophia Botanica Ltd, the booking will be treated as an order and we will issue confirmation appropriate to the chosen payment option. Once payment is submitted, your payment constitutes a purchase contract between yourself and Philosophia Botanica Ltd. Course fees are non-refundable. 








Includes online material + our Philosophia Botanica award winning gua sha board. 


  • Available


NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR AFRICA (due to high shipping + customs fees).

INCLUDES: Online program access + Philosophia Botanica award winning gua sha stone.


  • Available