Join us for this 2-day, hands-on training and learn how to provide quick and effective pain management for the enhanced mobility of your clients with Cupping Therapy. Interested in learning how to educate your clients on the ways in which a program of Cupping Therapy fits perfectly into their wellness activities? Let's delve into the history, theory, research and ethics in Cupping Therapy in order that you have a volume of knowledge not only about how best to provide this treatment, but also how to explain it, how to recognize contraindications, and how to enhance overall client retention.
This Cupping course is unique in that we do not focus on any one 'type' of Cupping Therapy but rather focus on the research available and the types of treatments that can be provided using the various products in the marketplace. This approach provides you with the knowledge and skill on how to use a number of different types of cups to achieve the overall therapeutic outcome your clients are looking for.
We provide you with information on how to treat common client complaints by using Cupping Therapy for the overall outcome of your client’ treatment plan. We will review the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system of the body and how to enhance circulation using Cupping Therapy and provide the techniques to use that are specific for the treatment of injuries and enhancing mobility. There is evidence that Cupping Therapy can influence the nervous system and has been shown to influence research subjects' perception of pain...so join us and discover the ways that you can make a big difference in your clients' wellness journey.
Save your body and your hands and most importantly, discover how the versatility of Cupping Therapy can transform your practice into life changing bodywork.
Registration includes a set of 4 Silicone Cups
Comments From Past Students:
The most impactful thing I learned as a result of attending this course is the different ways you can incorporate cupping into your massage, the convenience of cupping, the effectiveness and the results of cupping.
The cupping was great...of course. What I found most impactful was the focus on evidence informed practices - from the outcomes of cupping, to how clients can be interacted with to maximize the placebo effect etc.
Although I will be using cupping with clients, the most impressive thing I learned was how I can use it on myself for self care. I didn't go into the course thinking that it would be something I could practice on myself.
I really had no idea what cupping was before taking this course and now I feel that it will be an integral part of my treatments and my own self-care. My shoulder internal ROM was increased dramatically in a few minutes and that alone makes me extremely confident in applying cupping.
What We Cover:
The history of cupping therapy and its impact.
The principles of myofascial cupping and supporting evidence.
The physiological and neurological effects of cupping.
The indications, contraindications, and precautions for cupping therapy.
The evidence-informed research for cupping therapy.
Cupping applications based on assessment of the client.
How to use and apply cupping therapy with safe and sound reasoning.
Positioning and technique for optimal results.
How to identify, address and modify techniques appropriate for a range of treatments.
How to perform treatments for the upper body.
How to perform treatments for the lower body.
The benefits and outcomes of cupping for educating your clients.
Review and provide protocols to relieve muscle tension.
Review and provide protocols to support myofascial release.
Review and provide protocols to support lymphatic circulation.
Review and provide protocols to properly sanitize and safely use silicone and vacuum cups.
How to integrate cupping therapy into your current clinical practice.
Hands-on, hands-on, hands-on time!
Who should take this course?
All manual practitioners including, but not limited to Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors. Training in Anatomy and Physiology is a minimum requirement for this course.
What to bring:
1 set of sheets
1 large towel and 2 small towels
Massage Oil or Cream
Portable Massage Table
Cancellation:Any cancellation requests are subject to an administrative fee of $50.00 + tax unless you choose to move your registration to another course offering.
To be determined - Ft. Myers, FL
Instructor: Paul Kohlmeier, BPE, RMT, R.Ac.
Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist, Paul Kohlmeier is an experienced and skilled therapist who is also trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist. Graduating with a Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba, Paul went on to obtain his Diploma in Massage Therapy from Wellington College and Diplomas in both Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada. Paul has a wealth of information looking for ways to get out of his head…which has led him to teaching and lecturing over the last 15 years.
Paul runs a community acupuncture practice, in addition to his Massage Therapy practice from his clinic based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to his keen interest in Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul is a self-proclaimed research geek having participated in the World Fascia Congress, IN-CAM and the Massage Therapy Foundation Research Conference and loves bringing everything he learns into the treatment room as well as the classroom.
Being certified in both Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul has a unique ability to speak to the two different bodies of knowledge. He takes a decidedly different approach, working towards an explanatory narrative that represents current thinking and science, as well as adding a feedback-based model of explanation that includes a patient-directed approach.