Introduction to Cupping Therapy Certification

Length of Study

1 day



Class & Practical


Course Syllabus

Cupping techniques using stationery and moving cups greatly enhance many spa/clinic body treatments and massage modalities and are beneficial for many ailments. This course will give you the opportunity to add to your existing skills. It will enable you to provide your clients with a new technique which will enhance their treatments. This course is suitable for qualified practitioners or those with equivalent professional/practical experience. A minimum requirement is A&P Level 3.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the use of negative pressure cupping to enhance the repair of injured and painful tissues by affecting the lymphatic, fascial, circulatory and nervous systems.
  • Cupping history and benefits & the use of different cupping tools, rubber, plastic/ suction and traditional glass fire cups.
  • Work to health and safety guidelines as flame and alcohol are used through out the treatment, understand importance of consultation and contraindications for treatment.
  • Work and understand different cupping methods including stationary, sliding and flash techniques, when and how to use depending on conditions and situations.
  • Perform cupping massage using sliding cups for the back/body/face. (This technique is deep and rejuvenating, wonderful to receive and easy for the practitioner to achieve great results for stress relief and muscular tightness. It is especially effective for strong bodied people).
  • Know certain cupping prescription areas for treatment of common cold, stiff neck & shoulders, detox/cellulite massage.
  • Please note: Small marks on the skin may be left after your treatment on the day as you work on each other, these are usual and fade and indicate repair processes within the body.

The list below is a guide used when undertaking a professional bodywork course. We aim to protect the health and Safety of students in training and those they practise on during and after the course, whilst providing widest possible access. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a G.P if it is suitable to undertake a bodywork course. Bring a referral letter from your G.P to tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in a bodywork class/course.

  1. A recent operation
  2. An untreated medical condition
  3. Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis)
  4. Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, severe varicose veins, thrombosis, heart problems)
  5. Diabetes
  6. Endocrine disorders
  7. Epilepsy
  8. Knee problems
  9. On medication
  10. Pregnancy (or post natal)
  11. Severe skin disorders
  12. Severe mental illness
  13. Spinal injuries
  14. Is there anything else we should know about your health, please let the tutor knows?