Most therapists use pressure created by their fingers, wrists and body weight. Massage cupping therapists use suction created by the cups to provide a negative pressure, allowing you to work MUCH, MUCH deeper with no client discomfort and NO STRAIN on your body. In this dynamic course, you will learn a full body lymphatic drainage treatment using the cups. (No more compression bandages - remember, you are using negative pressure!) You will also learn a terrific non-surgical face-lift technique using facial cups. You will leave the class with several brand new protocols to market in your practice. You will have an opportunity to find out about a variety of massage cups.
Students will learn:
- Indications and benefits of cups.
- Contraindications and endangerment zones when working with massage cups.
- The science behind how cupping works and how the body is affected by this therapy.
- An overview of the lymphatic system.
- Why cupping marks ARE NOT A BRUISE!
- The history of massage cupping.
- Benefits of using different types of massage cups.
- Application of cups and pressure levels.
- The layout of cups to treat specific conditions and desired effects.
- Extensive cupping techniques and routines to work the entire body.
- Cup maintenance.
CLASS SUPPLIES - Due to enhanced COVID safety precautions, all students must bring their own set of supplies to work with. This includes a set of massage cups. The instructor will have limited cupping sets available for sale at the time of the class. You may work with any massage cups that you would like. If you are purchasing a set of cups, we suggest the Lure Edge Cupping Therapy Kit which may be purchased from the Lure website or Amazon.com. Please also bring a small container of a massage oil of your choice and either alcohol wipes or you can use a small spray bottle with a 50/50 solution of water and Listerine with paper towels.
This class takes place at Las Vegas Success School on a Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am-5:30 pm.
This course offers 18 live hands-on massage therapy continuing education hours.
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This class is offered at Las Vegas Success School.
"Cupping is an ancient healing art form has found new life in the modern world of holistic health. As a therapist, whether your practice consists of spa treatments, therapeutic medical massage or both, cupping will become your go to addition for your practice. Every treatment I give has some form of cupping in it. Nothing produces the results like cupping no matter what modality I use. The benefits of cupping are not limited to the client. The therapists hands and arms will be less stressed, which extends your career as a therapist. Cupping saves you time, five minutes of cupping is the same as 30 minutes of deep tissue massage. Economically cupping is a sound investment; cupping as an add on charge, new treatment options and a great way to sell on-going treatment packages. The negative pressure of cupping softens tight muscles and tones attachments, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, brings hydration and fresh blood flow into the tissues, all the while draining excessive fluids by opening the lymph pathways."
-Vicki Ramsdell Director of Cont. Ed. & Research, Thai Teaching Academy