Cupping Therapy and Your Massage Practice

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$30 members / $50 non-members     2.0 CE credits

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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.


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. 

About the author(s)

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. 

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

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This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.