Dry Cupping Therapy
On this training course you will learn how to release the body’s Myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping.
What are the main benefits?
- Reduces tight knots adhesion
- Increases blood flow and tissue repair
- Increases your clients range of movement of joints
- Good to work with Neck and Back pain
- Ideal tool for Sports Therapists
- Reduces overuse of your hands and wrists
What is Dry Cupping? Myofascial Cupping is a modified version of the ancient Eastern style Cupping. It differs by specifically targeting the Musculo-Skeletal system rather than the meridian systems used by traditional Chinese practitioners. It also uses plastic cups and vacuum suction rather than glass cups and a naked flame to create suction. A hand operated vacuum pump is used to induce a vacuum inside a cylinder sealed to the skin by the use of oil or cream. The vacuum “draws” the soft tissue perpendicular to the skin thus providing a tensile force to the soft tissue system, which can be left in one site for a prolonged period or moved along the tissue.
The application of cups can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
- Muscle pain and tension
- Reduced joint movement
- Back pain and sciatica
- Stress and anxiety
Dry Cupping helps aid soft tissue injuries and reduce pain or discomfort by:
- Increasing localised circulation
- Increasing oxygenation and nutrient content within the tissue
- Removing stagnant blood and waste products
- Re-initiating the healing process to micro-trauma
- Stretching fascia and connective tissue, which leads to a relaxation response
- History of Cupping
- Understanding Myofascial Release
- Hygiene and safe keeping of your cups
- Application and safe use of cups
- Range of cupping treatments that can be offered
Assessment Criteria: You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will also complete a written test as part of the course. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate. If you do not reach the standard required on the initial training day you will need to complete case studies prior to certification, this will be discussed in full with your tutor.
Entrance requirements: In order to take part in this course, you must already have acquired a Level 3 diploma in massage or sports massage or level 3 in anatomy. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.