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.
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.
During this workshop we will be learning Moving Cupping Massage, the use of silicone cups that are applied to the tissue then moved 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
• General hygiene – cleansing of cups, benefits of silicone
• 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 is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
The workshop will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. During the session you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)
March 2020 - Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)
October 2020 - Friday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)