Cupping Therapy and Your Massage Practice
Massage General Courses

Cupping Therapy and Your Massage Practice

Author(s): Paul Kohlmeier

2CE credits 11 Lessons Video

Take an in-depth look at cupping therapy as a soft tissue technique for massage therapists. Get an overview of the methods and why they are used. Learn about the history, the cups themselves, the indications and contraindications, and how to use cupping on your clients. The instructor uses silicone and plastic cups during the instructional videos.

This course includes short videos to enhance the text content.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess when it is appropriate and safe to use cupping within a massage therapy setting;
  • Acquire informed consent from a client covering the use of cupping; 
  • Evaluate the different techniques of cupping and apply a suitable technique for the results you want to achieve for your client. 

  1. Cupping Descriptions in the Earliest Medical Literature: How the Past Informs the Present
  2. Research Studies on Cupping
  3. Cup Material and How They Are Used
  4. Indications, Contraindications and Informed Consent
  5. Cupping Techniques: What Massage Therapists Need to Know
  6. Body Responses to Cupping
  7. Taking Care of Your Equipment
  8. Documenting Cupping Sessions
  9. Putting It All Together
  10. Glossary
  11. Cited Works and References

Paul Kohlmeier is a massage therapist, acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 25 years of experience in the field. Paul’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Manitoba and a massage therapy diploma from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies.