Cupping is a simple, effective technique that offers numerous benefits by using 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.
Using negative pressure and suction to lift connective tissue creates a “separation” in the tissue layers. 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 versatile technique mimics bodywork treatments ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light movements of lymphatic drainage.
This 2-day seminar will build on the knowledge and skills used during the introduction and will focus on how massage cupping can help alleviate pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion, enhance lymphatic clearing and speed up the healing process. The class will explore the use of various types of cups and appropriate applications, as well as more advanced use of the cups to create soft tissue and nervous system changes that support healing, decreased pain and relaxation. participants will leave the seminar armed with a useful technique and an understanding of the various tools and their applications.
What you will learn:
- The basics of the lymphatic system
- The basics of the fascial tissue system
- Understand the use of cups in cellulite treatments
- Understand the use of cups to alleviate joint pain and restriction
- How to use cups for myofascial release
- How to use cups for lymphatic drainage
- How to use cups to enhance healing and recovery
- Hands-on practice applying the cups
Practice Cups will be provided during class.
PRE-REQUISITE: You must have taken the Introduction to Cupping for Deep Tissue and Lymphatic Drainage class with Advanced Holisitic Healing Arts to be eligible to sign up for this class.