Cupping is a simple, effective technique that offers numerous benefits by using suction to provide a 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.
Massage cupping employs negative pressure for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques. By creating suction and negative pressure while manipulating the soft tissue, massage cupping can release rigid soft tissue, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bringing blood flow to skin and muscles.
This one and a half-day seminar (10 hours) will examine how applying suction (cupping massage) can help alleviate pain, decrease swelling, improve wound healing, improve scar pliability, and speed up the healing process. 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 class will outline the stages of wound healing and how cupping and lymphatic drainage can enhance and support the healing process. Participants will leave the seminar armed with an additional useful technique that is non-invasive, painless and effective.
What you will learn:
- The stages of wound healing
- The role of inflammation in the healing process
- When and how to use cups appropriately
- Indications and contraindications of cupping during wound healing
- The benefits of cupping in the wound healing process
- How and when to use cups in wound healing
- What cups are most beneficial during each stage of the healing process
- Hands-on practice applying the cups
Practice Cups will be provided during class. Cups can be ordered after class if desired.
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 2 & 3, 2018 in Austin. Address to be provided upon registration (South Austin).
Times: Saturday, June 2 9:00 am-4 pm and Sunday, June 3 9:00 am – 1 pm.
Cost of the class is $145.
You may pay a deposit of $75.00 to hold your spot and the remaining $70 before the start of class, or you may pay the full amount upon registration.
Deadline for registration is May 30, 2018.
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—$195
Michelle Burns has been a massage therapist since 1992 and has focused her practice on working with medically compromised clients. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she worked as a registered nurse and later, as a health recovery specialist. Michelle has studied with numerous well-known therapists as well as body physiology specialists to provide her the tools to make a difference. She has been teaching for over 10 years and her classes are full of information and opportunities to explore. She currently has a massage practice and education business based in Austin.