- Instructor: Kim Le Robertson
- Duration: 1 day
WHAT IS TRADITIONAL FLAME CUPPING?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine and has been around for thousands of years. Cupping is based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and poor energy flow through your body
There are many types of cupping, but flame cupping is the most traditional cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine and has been around for thousands of years. Cupping is based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through your body. To reduce or prevent those health issues, cupping practitioners apply cups, typically glass, to your skin to create a pressure that sucks your skin inward. The pressure that the cups create draws blood to the affected area, increasing your blood flow overall.
WHAT IS THE COURSE STRUCTURE?
Le Spa Massage Academy offers a 1-day training course covering all the fundamentals of Cupping Therapy. This course is designed to build a strong foundation for using traditional, particularly focusing on treating musculoskeletal conditions and treats specific internal disorders using meridian points. These theoretical and practical sessions will provide attendants with various knowledge and techniques to apply in different problematic areas.
The practical workshop will include plastic, silicon and glass cups for flame-cupping.
The Traditional Flame Cupping Therapy Course is designed to equip you with both theoretical and practical skills enabling you to work as a professional therapist in Traditional Cupping Therapy. The course is approved by Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Massage Association of Australia (MAA) and recognised by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), of which Le Spa Massage Academy is a Platinum Training Provider. Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Traditional Flame Cupping Therapy, you are eligible to join IICT and gain professional membership which offers members with various advantages. The completion of this course also allows you to gain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points towards your HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.
- History of cupping therapy
- Meridian Lines and Meridian Points
- Theory behind meridian lines and cupping therapy
- What can cupping therapy treat?
- Traditional Cupping Techniques
- Cupping Discolouration
- Fascial and Fascial Adhesions
- Benefits of Traditional Flame cupping
- Types of cupping
- When not to use cups
- What to avoid after cupping
- Preparation for cupping practice
- Types of cups
- 10 basic muscles
- Areas to be avoided
- Practical session (fun part)
After completion of the course practitioner will confidently add your skill of Traditional Flame Cupping on clients including back, neck, chest, hips, lateral leg, hamstrings, ITB, posterior shoulder, calf and foot, anterior leg, arms, quads and knees in your clinic.
- Practitioners to deepen understanding and confidence towards the uses of cups in massage therapy
- Practitioners perform assessment of traditional and Traditional Flame adhesion with greater confidence and accuracy
Le Spa Massage Academy will conduct assessments towards the end of the course. Trainees will receive a certificate once competently pass all relevant assessments.
HISTORY OF CUPPING THERAPY
- Chinese cupping therapy has been used for over a thousand years ago. In the past, cupping therapy applied cattle horns or cross sections of bamboo for treatment. These ancient ‘cups’ were boiled in the water or set aflame to expel the air and suck the cups onto the skin. This method was used to drag out pus and blood, which benefits treatment of boils. Cupping therapy was used in Chinese surgery as an auxiliary strategy. Then it was found to be useful in addressing other diseases and further enhanced into special therapy.
- Cupping history dates back to the year 281 AD. The earliest cupping therapy was recorded by a Taoist alchemist in A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, Ge Hong, and it then became a Taoist medical practice, which was widely used in the courts of Imperial China.
- At a much later time, the cupping method was used in the Arabian Desert and the Indian sub-continent, for their healing. However, cupping therapy is a Chinese invention according to recorded history.
WHAT IS BENEFITS OF CHINESE CUPPING?
- In Chinese culture, cupping is a part of Oriental medicine. In combination, acupuncture and cupping can cure many ills, such as pulmonary tuberculosis. In both Eastern and Western cultures, they believe that illnesses and infirmities can be cured by suction.
- Chinese cupping is beneficial for the lungs, assisting them to clear congestion from a common cold and to manage asthma. Respiratory maladies are problems that are commonly treated through cupping.
- Importantly, Chinese cupping can detoxify the skin and enhances blood flow via the veins and arteries. It usually leaves a skin mark, or bruise.
- The digestive system can be positively affected through cupping. Particularly, the metabolism may improve, and constipation can be relieved, contributing to healthy appetite and strong digestion.
- In addition, cupping is an efficiently alternative method of addressing acne, pain, fascial paralysis, cervical spondylosis, and herpes zoster.
WHAT TO AVOID AFTER CUPPING THERAPY?
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking more water.
- Provide the lymphatic system extra fluids to flush the toxins out of the body.
- Avoid showering immediately after a cupping session.
- Keep the treated areas covered and warm.
- No alcohol after a cupping session.
- Some may experience fatigued or experience flu-like symptoms, but this is normal due to the processing and expelling of toxins released during a cupping session.
THEORY BEHIND MERIDIAN LINES AND CUPPING THERAPY
Cupping therapy is based on the meridian theory of the body.
- Cupping helps removing any blockage in the body and opens up the meridians so that body energy (Qi) can flow freely.
- It also helps rejuvenating certain meridians and organs that are not functioning at their best.
Cupping therapy is known to help activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation and is good for deep tissue repair.
WHAT CAN CUPPING THERAPY TREAT?
Cupping is generally recommended for the treatment of:
- Back and neck Pain
- Stiff muscles
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Lung diseases (especially chronic cough and asthma)
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER CUPPING IF IT APPEARS SOME MARKS OR BRUISES?
After the cupping therapy, your skin may appear red circular marks. It’s important to understand that is not bruises and it doesn’t hurt. However, there is a opposite common assumption that cupping marks are bruises. Based on various research show that Bruises are triggered by an impact trauma that breaks the capillaries in the injured area. The cupping mark is a different thing. As cupping therapy cause no compression or impact trauma when it done correctly, they lift your skin and tissue in order to increase blood circulation and release toxins in the body. So which means the darker the mark, the more stagnant fluids (toxins, blood and lymph) were dredged up.
In China, they are called yinzi, meaning “marks”, the Greeks use the term of dachylidia indicating “rings”. And the people who grow up with cupping know that cupping is beneficial and stimulating indication that the variety of pathogen has been delivered to the surface due to the suction of cupping. That is the visible sign of success since it enhance healing process.
But it need to be understood that the Traditional Flame Cupping – Cupping without causing marks has been not successful. Many research claims that Traditional Flame cupping is a soft tissue therapy for relaxation, restoring vitality. The treatment has been developed in reducing in pain intensity and disability. Moreover, it reduces the recurrence rate of pain therefore enhancing quality of life. Nowadays, cupping is an integrative therapy in modern medicine which can combine with healthcare plans for chronic pain.
In conclusion, the marks look painful but in most cases they are purely aesthetic. Some people don’t experience bruising at all. As the reaction is based on the elasticity of individual skin
- 1 full-training day (8 hours for CPE Points).
- 1 full-training day (8 hours for CPE Points approved by ANTA). Or 16 hours for IICT membership.
- Time: 9am-5:30 pm
1-day training: $320
2-day training: $560
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