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 before the start of the course.
Practical Course Length: 1 day full course or half day practical refresher
Assessment: Completion of guided home study and preparation of written assessment prior to the practical training day. On the practical training days, continuous formative assessment, verbal questions and performance of a Myofascial Cupping treatment with minimal guidance from your tutor, along with final completion of the written assessment. The refresher course will be assessed via observation of aa Myofascial Cupping treatment with minimal guidance from your tutor only.
Model Required? Yes. 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
Case Studies Required: None.
Accrediting Body: Professional Beauty Direct (PBD) 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