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Cupping for Massage Therapists

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Cupping for Massage Therapists
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 11 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

Introduce yourself to the practice of cupping. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Cupping history and theory.
  • Cupping variations and tips.
  • Evidence regarding the benefits of cupping.
  • Cautions and contraindications.

In the Cupping for Massage Therapists introductory program we've combined articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These articles include:

  • An Introduction to Cupping for Massage Therapists - One of the lesser known techniques used by massage therapists familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is cupping, an ancient and effective modality used to release adhesions and help remove toxins from the body. Learn more about the history of cupping and how it can enhance your massage practice.
  • TCM, Cupping and Massage: Part I - Traditionally known as a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique, cupping can be mastered by massage therapists to complement their professional repertoire. Discover several cupping variations, as well as the theory behind this traditional practice.
  • TCM, Cupping and Massage: Part II - Discover 10 massage cupping tips, and review the clinical support for this ancient healing art.
  • TCM, Cupping and Massage: Part III - Before massage therapists add cupping to their menu of services, they must have a firm grasp of cupping’s cautions and contraindications.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

As an introductory to the background of cupping, this course does not present cupping techniques. For more advanced information review Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the origins and history of cupping as well as the way it can be used in a massage therapy practice.
  • Explain the variations and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping techniques. And which health conditions may benefit from this modality.
  • Describe the helpful tips use to make cupping a successful modality and describe the evidence of the therapeutic effect of cupping.
  • Identify the precautions to be used when providing cupping as well as the contraindications.

Course Reviews

Kathy Anne Resasco, LMT, BCTMB

Very informative course on Cupping for Massage Therapists! Learned a great deal about this Ancient technique called Cupping! Thank You! KathyR.LMT

Marisol M. Yamashita, LMT

I was very pleased with the information that was included. Was never bored and it very much kept me intrigued to the last page! I would absolutely order another course as well as recommending it to other LMT!

Deborah Kelly, LMT

I do massage cupping, but it was great to review and refresh this material. I learned a lot of things that were not taught to me during the course I took. Great course and can't wait to take more.

Sara Clouse, LMT

I enjoyed that this course was to the point, very well written and easy to follow. I learned new techniques that I will now be able to start using; as well as new information to help explain to my clientele.

P. Lozano, LMT

Excellent course and it provided information and history that I wasn't aware of. I was very pleased with the course material.

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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