The 9 CE hour Cupping Therapy for Massage Therapists will introduce you to both the theory and practice of therapeutic cupping in massage and bodywork. The textbook presents the history of cupping and how cupping affects the different systems of the body. It also outlines the therapeutic benefits of cupping therapy. It explains marks left with the use of therapeutic cupping and the different colors, temperatures, and textures you may encounter. It covers contraindications, safety precautions, and when to refer out. It also discusses proper equipment needed, application of cups, and how to use cups in a bodywork session. The textbook presents a general full body routine using stationary cups, moving cups, and the lift-and-release technique. The course includes therapeutic cupping for lymphatic drainage, athletic performance, cellulite, and scar tissue, as well as self-cupping techniques. A 30 minute instructional DVD is included demonstrating moving cupping techniques using silicone cups.
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