Cupping Massage Therapy is a modality which uses a cup that is applied to the body surface by reducing the pressure inside the cup creating a suction. The technique increases local circulation of blood and lymph, stretches muscle tissue, loosens adhesions or scar tissue for the treatment of acupressure points, myofascial restrictions, and trigger points. 

This advanced education course features a 360 degree learning approach to ensure you will gain theory, technique breakdown, proper body mechanics, self-care, product knowledge, and business skills. 


This course, Cupping Massage Therapy: Gliding Techniques, focuses on gliding techniques which utilize the cups with various techniques effective for draining and warming of the tissue. You will also learn an enhancement back treatment that you can pair with your existing services.

It includes self-care tips, including a hands-on stretching routine and self-cupping for overworked hands and arms.

Course Curriculum

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  Self-Care & Proper Body Mechanics 1.0
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  Self-Care with Cups 1.0
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  Cupping Massage Therapy Foundations 1.0
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  Benefits and Indications of Cupping Massage Therapy 1.0
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  Contraindications and Precautions of Cupping Massage Therapy 1.0
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  Skin Discoloration Marks & Plateau Monitoring 1.0
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  Health & Safety 1.0
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  Anatomy & Physiology 1.0
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  Tools, Equipment & Ingredient Knowledge 1.0
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  The Business Breakdown 1.0
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  Client Management
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  The Technique Breakdown
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  Full Body Gliding Cupping Massage Step by Step Protocol
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  Full Body Glide Cupping Massage Video
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What you will learn:


  • Establish self-care practices, including proper body mechanics
  • List therapeutic benefits and indications of cupping massage therapy on the body systems
  • List precautions, contraindications, and special considerations for cupping massage therapy
  • Identify cupping marks and demonstrate plateau monitoring
  • Demonstrate proper health & safety procedures focused on infection prevention & control
  • Integrate service offerings with business-building strategies
  • Demonstrate client management including consultation and after care
  • Demonstrate gliding cupping proficiently using silicone cups with a technique breakdown approach
  • Demonstrate proficiency in full body cupping therapy massage utilizing gliding techniques


$360

Gliding Techniques (9 CEU Hours)

Note: Cupping materials not included

Meet Your Teacher: Lori Vargas


My courses are the culmination of the experience that I have obtained over two decades as the owner & operator of multiple spas. My approach integrates theory, technique breakdown, proper body mechanics, business skills, client and retail management, and full protocols to integrate into practice. 

Gain proficiency in one of the highest demand services in Wellness.

With a growing body of data corroborating the service's efficacy, demand has surged. According to Yelp's extensive consumer data, “cupping” is one of the top three most searched services after services in wellness—growing over 150% between 2015 and 2019. WTS International lists cupping therapy as the second largest new trend of 2019, alongside other holistic wellness services.


Recommended products to pair with your course.

Silicone Body & Super Cups
Silicone Body & Super Cups

Excellent for targeting large muscle groups, Bellabaci Cups for massage cupping are hand-squeezable and easy to use. Made from pliable, medical-grade silicone, they require no heat or pumps! And unlike glass, if you drop a Bellabaci silicone cup, it won't chip or break.


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Stress No More Cupping Oil

Help clients de-stress with a cupping massage combined with Bellabaci Stress No More Professional Massage Cupping Oil. This luscious treat helps restore balance and combat the effects stress may have on the skin using plant oils such as St. John’s wort and jasmine.


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Deep Relax Essential Complex

Enhance your Bellabaci Cupping Oil with a deeply relaxing herbal mix. Ylang ylang, geranium, and patchouli mingle to provide a calming hiatus. Deep Relax Pure Essential Complex can also be added to your favorite carrier oil for an aromatic, therapeutic experience.


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As with all continuing education, it is understood that the wellness provider is responsible for verifying that information provided in courses is within the wellness provider’s state and/or local scope of practice as defined by law. In addition, course participants should be advised that additional training and education is required to be truly proficient in any topic. Once course is complete and wellness provider scores 70% or higher on exam, wellness provider will receive a Certificate of Completion.
360 Wellness Education (Provider Number: 1000259) is a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider by NCBTMB.
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