This course is ideal for therapists wishing to understand more about how our body’s fascia system works and how to release the body’s myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping. It is intended for qualified massage and bodywork therapists who wish to extend their existing skills to include myofascial cupping.
Myofascial cupping is a modified version of the ancient Eastern style cupping. It differs by specifically targeting the musculoskeletal system rather than the meridian systems used by traditional Chinese practitioners. It uses plastic or silicone cups and vacuum suction rather than the glass cups and naked flame of traditional dry cupping to create suction. The vacuum lifts the soft tissue perpendicular to the skin, providing a tensile force to the underlying soft tissue system. Incorporating myofascial cupping into your regular massage routines, or using it as a modality all on its own, myofascial cupping skills will enhance your treatments, and your results.
Myofascial cupping benefits:
- Reduces tight ‘knots’ and adhesions
- Increases blood flow and tissue repair
- Increases your client’s range of movement
- An excellent tool to work with neck and back pain
- Ideal tool for sports therapists and deep tissue massage therapists
- It reduces overuse of your hands and wrists
- Code of Ethics and insurance for therapists
- Therapist Safety & Good Working Practices
- Health & safety Guidelines
- Salon Hygiene, Sterilisation & Sanitisation
- GDPR/Client Confidentiality
- Consultation procedure and record keeping
- What is myofascial cupping?
- The origins of cupping therapy
- Fascial anatomy
- Cupping techniques
- Performing a cupping treatment
- Aftercare advice and contra-actions
- Related Anatomy & Physiology
Prerequisites: Anatomy & physiology and any massage or bodywork qualification at Level 3 or above. You will be required to provide evidence of these qualifications at the start of the course.
Model Required? Yes. You will be required to complete 3 case studies as part of your assessment. Check the contraindications explained in the course to determine suitability for treatment for yourself or prior to choosing your model.
Course Fee includes training materials, assessment and certification
Required Self-Guided (Theory) Learning: 8 hours
Assessment: Completion of our online guided home study including video presentations of the practical elements of the course and preparation of a written assessment, video evidence of your progress and case studies. Your course tutor will be on hand to answer any of your questions as you go through the online course and to give you feedback on your assessment materials prior to certification.
Case Studies Required: 3 case studies are required for this course.
Accrediting Body: This course is fully accredited by the Centre of CPD Excellence and approved as insurable by Insync, BGi UK, Professional Beauty Direct and Westminster Insurance, however please check with your own insurer to see if they will also cover this qualification.
Qualification Attained: Natural Touch Training Accredited Diploma
CPD Points: 8