Cupping and Gua Sha Applications for Massage Therapists

This 2-day course covers all necessary aspects of cosmetic cupping and Gua Sha treatment, safety, theory, application, indications, outcomes and contraindications. There will be a theory, demonstration and practical components where participants will perform cupping on one another to refine proper technique and knowledge.

  • Basic TCM theories, Basic Five Element theory, Origins and history
  • Proper sanitation/ care of tools and location site for maintaining clean/safe technique
  • Suction style cupping application, procedure, recommended time and strength
  • Application of stationary cupping & cupping massage/ moving cupping
  • Client evaluation, Applications for Cupping and Gua Sha
  • Myofacial Trigger Point cupping application (every muscle except Abdominal muscles)
  • Specific acupuncture points for cupping, Treatments for particular conditions
  • Indications for cupping & cupping massage, Treating Children and elderly
  • Contraindications and practicing safely

Theory, demonstration & practical components covered. All participants will perform practice & refine proper technique & knowledge ~ 2 sets of cups & Gua Sha tool in supply kit

Cost: $220 course + $65 kit fee