- 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 1-2 day training course covering all the fundamentals of Cupping Therapy. This course is designed to build a strong foundation for using traditional and myofascial cups, particularly focusing on treating musculoskeletal conditions. These theoretical and practical sessions will provide attendants with the necessary knowledge and techniques to apply cupping to different problematic areas.
The Myofascial Cupping and 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 and 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 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.
A Professional Certificate is gained at the end of the Course.
The CPE/CPD awarded can differ between associations, please contact your association for specific details. Points can be awarded for hours of training or for days of training.
- HISTORY OF CUPPING THERAPY
- DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MYOFASCIAL CUPPING AND TRADITIONAL CUPPING
- WHAT CAN CUPPING THERAPY TREAT?
- TRADITIONAL CUPPING TECHNIQUES
- UNDERSTANDING DISCOLOURATION
- MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
- MYOFASCIAL CUPPING THERAPY
- WHAT IS FASCIAL ADHESION?
- TYPES OF CUPS AND METHOD OF CUPPING
- CLEANING AND CARE OF CUPPING EQUIPMENT
- SAFETY CONCERNS
- CONSULTATION AND ASSESSMENT
- THE BACK
- THE NECK
- HAMSTRING (LIGHT PRESSURE)
- CALF AND FOOT
- LATERAL TREATMENTS
- THE CHEST (PECS)
- CASE STUDIES
PRACTICAL SESSION YOU WILL LEARN
- TREATMENT OF COMMON PROBLEMS (E.G. BACK PAIN)
- CUPPING FOR NECK PAIN
- TREATMENT OF “UPPER CROSS” SYNDROME
- CUPPING FOR TREATMENT OF CALF CRAMPS
- TREATMENT OF SHOULDER AND ARMS MUSCLE PAIN
- TREATMENT OF BACK PAIN
- TREATMENT OF LEG PAIN
- TREATMENT OF LOWER BACK & ABDOMINAL WALL PAIN
- CUPPING FOR ITB SPASM
- CUPPING FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS
After completion of the course, the practitioner will be able to confidently apply the skills of Traditional and Myofascial Cupping for their clients with a variety of muscular complaints.
Practitioners will deepen their understanding and confidence towards the uses of cups in massage therapy.
Practitioners will perform assessment of traditional and myofascial adhesion with greater confidence and accuracy.
PRINCIPLE, RESEARCH AND CONCEPTS OF THE COURSE
- The course is designed to educate/ introduce massage therapists to cupping therapy. The course will discuss the history of cupping, along with its mechanism of action, and desired outcomes. It then outlines the differences between myofascial cupping and traditional cupping therapy, along with the best technique for applying the cups. Integration of cupping therapy with remedial massage treatment will also be covered, to maximise results for the client, but also to protect the practitioner from excessive mechanical stress.
- The program is backed by published research, e.g. Bridgett et al. Effects of Cupping Therapy in Amateur and Professional Athletes: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. 2018.
- This course will also cover infection control, hygiene, work safety along with some anatomy revision.
- Furthermore, this course will outline contraindications to cupping therapy, including what areas to avoid. Finally, it will show massage and cupping technique sequences, demonstrating how to perform complete Cupping Therapy based on case studies, with some common issues provided . Students will practice on real volunteer models, or on each other.
- Primarily, the course will focus on hands-on training.
- The course is aimed at qualified remedial massage therapists; therefore:
- Students are required to have knowledge of anatomy and muscle groups.
- Student require previous experience in health assessment, massage, bodywork and treatments.
- Students will be assessed prior the completion of the course
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).
2 full-training day (16 hours for CPE Points approved by ANTA and MAA). AND 16 hours for IICT membership.
Time: 9am-5:30 pm
COURSE FEE (INCLUDE FASCIQ® Cellulite Cupping Set of 4 Cups (Silicone cups) so you can practice immediately after completion of the course.
Alternatively, you can receive 10% OFF ($378), but you WILL NOT receive the complementary cupping set. (Please contact us via facebook or 0448 932 465 to enquire)
1-day training: $420
2-day training: $660
08/31 Black Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064