Cupping is a simple, effective technique that offers numerous benefits to both the client and the practitioner. Cupping uses suction to provide negative pressure, allowing you to work much deeper with less client discomfort and minimal strain to your body. Begun in China thousands of years ago, cupping has been brought forward into the modern era.
By creating negative pressure above the surface of the tissues, we decrease the atmospheric pressure on the tissues, allowing the tissue to be lifted upwards and changing the pressure on underlying tissues, such as nerves, capillaries, lymphatic vessels and fascia. This enables renewed blood flow to undernourished tissue, helps to release soft tissue scars and restricted fascia, helps drain excess fluid and stimulates local circulation to tissues.
This introduction to cupping provides a basic understanding of how to apply negative pressure cupping to alleviate pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion, and promote the healing process. The major focus will be ways this technique can be used to stimulate lymphatic flow, decrease swelling and promote healing of injured tissues. This class will outline the theory and actions of cupping, indications and contraindication, how to use and care for the cups and how to incorporate them into your treatment plans. You will leave the class with a new understanding of these effective, non-invasive and painless techniques to add to your practice. Cupping is a terrific approach to assist our clients achieve healing and wellness while increasing the practitioner’s physical longevity, as it reduces the wear and tear to the practitioner.
What you will learn:
- The definition and origins of cupping techniques
- The benefits of cupping technique
- Types of cupping equipment available
- When and how to use cups appropriately
- Indications and contraindications of cupping techniques
- Understand the basics of the lymphatic system
- Identify appropriate type of cups for desired results
- How to care for cups
- Standards of practice as it relates to the practice of massage cupping
- How to use cups for lymphatic drainage
- How to use cups to enhance healing and recovery
- Hands on practice applying the cups
- Implementing cups into an existing practice
What you need to bring:
Wear comfortable clothing
Cups and oil will be provided for use during the class. Cups and oil may be ordered at the class and will be shipped.
Class will be held June 3 & 4, 2017 in Austin. Address to be provided upon registration (South Austin).
Times: Saturday, June 3 11:00 am-5 pm and Sunday, June 4 10:00 am – 4 pm.
Cost of the class is $195.
You may pay a deposit of $100 to hold your spot and the remaining $95 before the start of class, or you may pay the full amount upon registration.
Deadline for registration is June 1, 2017.
Last minute walk-ins (anyone registering after June 1) will be accepted but cannot guarantee they will have a workbook during class. Cost for last minute walk ins—$225