Gliding Cupping Massage

Gliding Cupping  Massage is an interesting technique recently growing in popularity in the UK.


The art of cupping has been used for thousands of years and is a well-known application in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has also been used by Egyptians, in Greece and the Middle East. Even the “the Father of Modern Medicine” Hippocrates was using cups in the treatment of various illnesses. However, it has not been accepted in Europe and North America, this could be due to a lack of substantiated trials. The current craze by celebrities has enhanced the static dry cupping technique. This has been seen on the red carpet and on sports men and women who are regular users of cupping.


What is Gliding Cupping Massage?


Gliding Cupping (also known as Moving Cupping) is an effective method to relieve muscle tension and improve blood flow to painful areas. This method feels more intense than static cupping. Gliding Cupping accomplishes the same end results as deep tissue massage with a very relaxing and non-painful motion. For individuals prone to soreness after a massage, with cupping massage the after-effects are very comfortable and seldom creating any tender after effects.

Course Details


During this workshop you will learn Moving Cupping Massage techniques. These techniques include, applying silicone cups to the tissue then moving either longitudinally, transversely or in a circular application. By creating a vacuum within the cup, the tissue underneath will be lifted away from underlying structures resulting in improved circulation and fascia release and an ease of restriction within the soft tissue


We will be looking at the following,

  • General hygiene – cleansing of cups, benefits of silicone
  • Contra-indications
  • Benefits of Gliding Cupping massage
  • Treatment protocol
  • After care advice


This technique can also be less demanding on the therapist’s hands and have a more therapeutic effect on the tissue.

Who Can Attend?

This workshop open to practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.

Recognition by Professional Associations

Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT.


For stand alone insurance Westminster


More Information


The workshop will be largely practical in content and as a result, you will need appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is very much a hands-on day allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist.


Duration: 1 day


Course fees include the following:

  • All class tuition
  • A comprehensive course manual
  • An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
  • 5 cpd points
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Cups for use in class


You may also find the following advanced techniques workshops very beneficial:


Tutor: Anita Snowball – see our MSCM Tutor Page


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Course Dates

November 2024 - Sunday 24th November - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £98.75 (+VAT)

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