Although it is an ancient practice, cupping has been in the public spotlight in recent years because of its popularity with Olympic and professional athletes as well as Hollywood celebrities. How does cupping work? Cupping is often called the inverse of massage; suction cups are placed on the skin and used to apply pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles outward and partway into the cup. Discoloration typically occurs when there is an injury or energetic blockage in the area. Purple circles on the body are not bruises and are not painful.
Cupping is often used to seek relief from stress, back and other pain, allergies, anxiety, muscle aches or fatigue. It is also used to remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood and energy (qi) to an area.
This course is a 6-hour foundational class that will cover the methodology and history of cupping, including benefits, contraindications and an explanation of how cupping uses the body’s largest organ (the skin) to detox and heal. The course will be part lecture, part hands-on practice. Students will cup and be cupped.
Silicone cups will be used for the hands-on portion of this course. Please be sure you are not allergic to silicone. For other common precautions/contraindications, please see below. Kindly review the list to ensure you are interested and able to take the course, or to receive a cupping treatment in class.
Students should bring: fitted bed sheet or massage table sheet, flat sheet for draping and a bath towel. Dress comfortably. Massage tables and cupping equipment will be provided.
|Instructor||Agatha Repice, LMT|
|About the Instructor||Certified in Cupping by the International Cupping Therapy Association, Agatha Repice is the owner/operator of Clean Clear Body in South Hackensack, NJ. A Licensed Massage Therapist who is also certified in nutritional health and holistic health, she practices Cupping, Nutritional Counseling, Acupressure Therapy, Hwal Gong and other modalities.|
Methods of Cupping
How it is Accomplished
Stationary ( Duration) and Sliding Cupping (Negative Pressure Massage)
History of Cupping
An Ancient ART
The First Types of “Cups”
Early Uses for this Therapy
New Interest in Cupping Therapy
Using the Largest Organ (The Skin) for Healing
The Skin contains fluids, blood vessels, connective tissues, muscle and rich nerve supplies
Cell Waste and toxins stagnate in muscles and joints-making it difficult for the body to get rid of them->result being pain and dysfunction.
When Qi & blood circulate freely, they remove build up
The Traffic Jam Analogy
Skin – As well as explanation of Discoloration, NOT Bruising (Skin Reaction after cupping)
Detoxification (Making sure to wipe down the area immediately after treatment)
CARE AND CLEANING OF CUPS
Common Precautions and/or Contraindications|
|Format||In person - Live|