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Cupping for Massage Therapists

1 CE Hour - E318W

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.
Cupping for Massage Therapists

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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 four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four 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.

Featured Reviews

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!

- Marisol M. Yamashita, 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.

- Sara Clouse, 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.

- Deborah Kelly, LMT

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

- P. Lozano, LMT

Great! I wanted a quick course on cupping, it's history and uses. This was just perfect for what I needed!

- Anne-Therese Peterson

Thank you for the ease of the course. It was simple to understand and the test was completed with good course instruction. I will definitely be using your Institute again and look forward to the next course some time next week. Great online learning set up with no hassle to achieve what goals were set out for my intention to find out more about cupping and how I can put this into practice.

- Debbie James

Fast, comprehensive, and easy. It checked all the boxes for me as a course for required CEUs thanks!

- Bonnie Bijeau, LMT

This course was really great. I have decided to pursue Cupping Certification because of this course.

- Tami Nichols-Beaghan, LMT, NCTMB

Very good, as always. Love that you offer so many courses re modalities outside conventional massage school training, like Cupping. Thank you.

- Wendy Child, LMT, NCTMB

Very interesting and made me want to learn more about this.

- Tommye Rivers, LMT

The course was well done. Information provided was not only informative, but it was easy to understand. Looking forward to my next course.

- Debra Susan Laxalt, LMT, NCTMB

Great class...want to learn technique now.

- Julie Deignan, LMT, NCTMB

It was simple and convienient. I will take another course soon

- Najah Hakeem-Bennis, CMT

This class sounds as if it can be an enormous help to my practice. A MT worked on me using cupping and it has helped my right hand where I had carpal problems.

- Sharon Schuk, LMT

Re awakened my interest in this age old modality. The use of cupping in lymphatic drainage is very workable.

- Narissa Khan

Loved it.

- Shirley Velazquez, CMT

Very interesting. A little repetitive, but I liked that because I feel I will retain the information better. Can't wait to learn more about cupping.

- Kimberly DePrez, LMT

Yay! so excited that i found something that worked for me

- Kaleigh Brown, LMT

Loved the preparation! I feel I learned a lot for doing on online course. Can't wait to learn the other techniques!

- Monica St. Onge, LMT

Great class- Thank you!

- Melissa Shepps, LMT

Good information I can use

- Shane Sale, RMT, NCTMb

Great information! Thank you.

- Michelle Kinsey, LMT

The information has already been useful for treating clients. I look forward to taking a more detailed course in cupping.

- Joy Scarano, LMT

Gives a good basic introduction to Cupping, now I better understand the different methods and want to learn more.

- Jenny Lybbert, LMT, NCTMb

I just finished with the cupping course and it was fantastic! I can't wait to start another course.

- Daniel Peralez, LMT

Basic info on cupping but gives you enough information to decide if you want to continue with the modality or not.

- Keri Ann Heitzman, LMT

This course was a good base introduction to cupping.

- David Welton, LMT

I found this course to be informative and enjoyable.

- Janet Larrew, LMT

I enjoyed this course and will definitely be looking forward to taking many more!

- Sharon Jackson

Thank you, I would recommend the others!!!

- Song White

This course was excellent! It kept my attention; straight and to the point, there was no room to be bored. Well done, thank you!

- C. McCauslin, ABMP

I enjoyed the course very much and am considering getting some training in cupping.

- R. Mullis, LMT

This was a wonderful course.. very informative.. Loved it.. Thanks

- C. Powell, CMT, ABMP


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

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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