Cupping
By: Institute for Continuing Education

Course Description

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. 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.

Course Details

  • Cupping
  • By:    Institute for Continuing Education
  • Instructor:    Agatha Repice, LMT
  • Total CE Hours:    6
  • Course Format:     Live In Person Seminar
  • Course Start:    02/28/2021   09:00am
  • Course End:    02/28/2021   03:00pm
  • Time Zone:    Eastern
  • Location State:    New Jersey
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  • Course Categories:     Chiropractic Assistants, DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Wellness/Supportive Care  -6 CE Hours