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Cupping is a technique that may be beneficial for your massage clients. Cupping is known as a form of alternative medicine. A massage therapist places cups on the client’s skin to create suction. Cupping therapy suction helps to promote blood flow and healing for many ailments.

Cupping therapy originated in ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. It has been documented that Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

The cups used in cupping therapy are usually made of glass, bamboo or earthenware. There are different types of cupping therapy including fire cupping, vacuum cupping, silicone cupping and facial cupping.

Cupping therapy may actually be effective in helping to treat conditions including skin problems like eczema and acne, high blood pressure, migraines, anxiety and depression, congestion caused by allergies and asthma, varicose veins, arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Cupping has been found to work best when combined with treatments including acupuncture and medications prescribed by a client’s doctor. Cupping also helps to reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body, and can help to promote a client’s mental and physical relaxation and well-being.

We will be holding a Cupping Techniques two-day course on June 4 and 5, from 9am-4pm. We will review a variety of cupping techniques including fire cupping, vacuum cupping, silicone cupping, and facial cupping. The course will review the benefits, contraindications, the use of moxabustion, and a multitude of techniques while using a variety of cups.

You’ll be practicing how to safely use cupping, educate your clients, and learn how to manage connective tissue issues throughout the body, working with the meridians along the back, legs, and arms.

Contact us for additional information, or to register for this two-day course.

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