Introduction to Cupping for Deep Tissue and Lymphatic Drainage

October 13, 2019

October 13, 2019

9:00 am To 3:30 pm

Victoria Holiday Inn 111 Huvar St., Victoria, TX, US, 77901




Event Description

Cupping is a simple, effective technique that offers numerous benefits by using suction to provide negative pressure, allowing you to work much deeper with less client discomfort and minimal strain to your body. Begun in China thousands of years ago, cupping has been brought forward into the modern era.

Using negative pressure and suction to lift connective tissue creates a “separation” in the tissue layers. This enables renewed blood flow to undernourished tissue, helps to release soft tissue scars and restricted fascia, helps drain excess fluid and stimulates local circulation to tissues. This versatile technique mimics bodywork treatments ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light movements of lymphatic drainage.

This one-day introduction to cupping provides a basic understanding of how to apply negative pressure cupping to alleviate pain, decrease swelling, increase the range of motion, and promote the healing process. This class will outline the theory and actions of cupping, indications and contraindication, how to use and care for the cups and how to incorporate them into your treatment plans. You will leave the class with a new understanding of these effective techniques to add to your practice. Cupping is a terrific approach to assist our clients to achieve healing and wellness.

What you will learn:

  • The definition and origins of cupping techniques
  • The benefits of cupping technique
  • When and how to use cups appropriately
  • Indications and contraindications of cupping techniques
  • How to care for cups
  • How to use cups for myofascial release
  • How to use cups for lymphatic drainage
  • How to use cups to enhance healing and recovery
  • Hands-on practice applying the cups

Practice Cups will be provided during class. Cups available for purchase.


Michelle Burns

16 Shady Bluff Court Wimberley, TX 78676


About the Instructor

Michelle is a State of Texas approved CE provider and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider with over 20 years of experience as a massage therapist and massage therapy instructor for a wide variety of subjects. She has also taught classes for the public at several resort spas and continuing education classes in touch and aromatherapy for nurses. Her experience includes supervising massage therapy instructors and teaching them the skills they need for the classroom. Her practice is focused on injury and illness rehab and recovery and she also teaches a variety of advanced technique classes.

Registration Details

Early Registration: $129.00, until 9/29/19

Regular Registration: $159.00 thereafter

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Related Classes

Cupping Massage

Used by multiple cultures for thousands of years, cupping therapy is believed to encourage blood flow in areas of the body that need relaxation and healing. Traditional methods use heat to warm cups that are then placed over the skin. As the cup cools, it creates a vacuum that gently draws the skin into the cup. Newer methods like vacuum therapy use mechanical aids to create suction.

Cupping CE courses are offered in both traditional and modern methods. Traditional methods include standard cupping and stronger suction methods like fire cupping. Modern methods include hand-pump suction and vacuum therapy. Oil-aided applications that allow the cup to be moved can be applied to most methods, and silicon cups can be used for facials and patients that bruise easily.