Cupping Therapy class
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a soft tissue mobilization technique that focuses on a lift of the soft tissue, also known as a negative pressure or decompression. This negative pressure helps us to release and separate the sub-dermal, fascial, and musculature layers allowing for a variety of great benefits.
What are the benefits of cupping therapy for the client?
Cupping has a wide variety of benefits that increase the efficiency of the body. These include but are not limited to:
Lifting connective tissue.
Release rigid tissue such as adhesions and scar tissue.
Flushing capillary beds and draining excess fluids.
Deeply engage the parasympathetic nervous system.
Bring blood to stagnant skin and muscles.
Activate the secretion of synovial fluids to release stiff joints.
Increase space for muscles to move.
What are Benefits as a practitioner to learning Cupping Therapy?
You can increase your potential income. Cupping therapy allows you to achieve much great results in your soft tissue manipulation that last longer. Depending how you work you can even cover more areas of the body. This means if you choose you could potentially make this an add-on or just raise your prices as a whole by $10-$20.
Increase career Longevity: Utilizing cups to either perform fascial release or deep tissue is much easier on your body as the cups will do the work for you. This helps save your body from unnecessary wear-and-tear leading to increased career longevity and more energy outside your practice.
Cupping therapy is great for advertising. This means you have another amazing skill to set yourself apart from other healthcare workers and keep clients coming back to you.
Self-care, self-care, and even more self-care. This class teaches you not only how to get a great release of musculature and achieve amazing health benefits on your clients, but also yourself. After this class you'll have another amazing self-care tool to work on yourself helping you to manage your own pain and muscle tension.
What can I expect from this 2 day cupping course?
During this 2 day seminar we will cover all the basics of cupping including: How cupping works, the history of cupping, the different styles of cups and how to use them, benefits, contraindications, sites of caution, and the marks.
We will also spend time providing demos for each area and sufficient practice time for hands on training. One of the best benefits of this class is all the bodywork you will receive so you can personally experience how cupping will feel on your clients.
What are the cupping marks?
The cupping marks are sticky fluids trapped in the tissue. This can often be caused by trauma or poor circulation to that tissue preventing blood, lymph and toxins from draining. Over time this stagnant tissue can begin to discolor. When we use cupping in these areas it can bring that stagnation to the surface leaving marks.
When this stagnation comes to the surface some of these sticky fluids will be picked up by the lymphatic system and drain out and some will sink back down to the deeper layers. This means through multiple sessions you will see people mark less and less.