- Instructor: Kim Le Robertson
- Duration: 1 day
WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL CUPPING?
►Was invented by David Sheehan in 2002
►Different from other traditional cupping therapy
►Cups are applied using gliding motion on the stiff and fixed area ,called “trigger point” and sometimes stationery
►This technique releases fascial restrictions
►Should be no bruising on the skin.
►Sometimes leaves slight bruise.
Myofascial cupping is a safe intervention into soft tissue by creating negative pressure or suction on the skin. The approach uses plastic or glass cups: when the pressure in the cup is reduced either by heat or suction, it pulls up underlying tissues, blood, and fluids close to the surface of the skin. In the myofascial release treatment, therapists concentrate on the myofascial area where it feels stiff and fixed, called “trigger point” by checking under light pressure.
The cups are applied on affected areas and moved around in a gliding motion. In order to move the cups easily and smoothly, oil is applied previously. Then cups are placed on the skin where the tender muscles are, where the trigger points are, and where the acupressure points are, to release fascial pain.
On the other hand, traditional cupping therapies use vacuumed cups combining with compression and negative pressure applied to the area being treated. There are a few differences between myofascial cupping and traditional cupping. Traditional cupping parks the cups along the meridian pathways following a strategic placement, while myofascial cupping directly treats the affected and targeted tissues. Furthermore, myofascial cupping leaves little marks, however traditional forms leave large round bruises marks.
Myofascial: targets musculoskeletal systems
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Pain relief
- Increase blood circulation
- Relieve muscle tension
- Improve range of motion
- Reduce inflammation
- Treat sport injuries
- Boost immunity and relieve a cold
- Promote relaxation and well-being
- Stress relief
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 Myofascial cups, 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 Myofascial Cupping Therapy Course is designed to equip you with both theoretical and practical skills enabling you to work as a professional therapist in Myofascial 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 Myofascial 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
- The differences between Myofascial Cupping & Traditional Chinese Cupping
- Meridian Lines and Meridian Points
- Theory behind meridian lines and cupping therapy
- What can cupping therapy treat?
- Traditional Cupping Techniques
- Cupping Discolouration
- Myofascial Cupping
- Fascial and Fascial Adhesions
- When not to use cups/ Contraindications
- What to avoid after cupping?
- Types of cups
- Caring for the cups
- 10 Basic muscles
- Areas to be avoided/ Precautions
PRACTICAL SESSION YOU WILL LEARN
- Treatment of Common Problems
- Cupping for neck Pain
- Treatment for upper cross syndrome
- Cupping Therapy of cramps of the calf
- Treatment of Shoulders and Arms pain
- Treatment of Back pain
- Treatment of Leg pain
- Treatment of Lx & Abdominal
- Cupping on ITB condition
- Cupping for plantar fascial
After completion of the course practitioner will confidently add your skill of Myofascial 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 myofascial 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.
WHY STUDY WITH US?
Our instructor, Kim Le Robertson has over 20 years of experience working in health and beauty industry and have acquired of hight level of experience and knowledge in the Western and Eastern Cupping technique thorough in her career.
Kim has worked and studied around the world which including Viet Nam, Thai Land, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Australia and now she developed and provided the course to ensure her unique style to make her students satisfied.
- 1 full-training day (8 hours for CPE Points).
- 1 full-training day (8 hours for CPE Points approved by ANTA and MAA). Or 16 hours for IICT membership.
- Time: 9am-5:30 pm
1-day training: $360
2-day training: $560
08/31 Black Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064