The Cupping Revolution

February 9, 2019

February 10, 2019

10:00 am To 6:00 pm

Maui Academy of Healing Arts, Ohukai Road, Kihei, HI, USA




Event Description

What makes us unique?
What makes this training unique from other courses is that we approach cupping from all traditions. We explain the roots of cupping from Traditional medicine, and how the concepts of heat and cold, excess and deficiency, Yin and Yang effect our treatment and outcomes when practicing cupping. We package this information in a way that helps practitioners easily understand the concepts and make them deliverable to the client. We also discuss the physiological effects of cupping, citing research that has been compiled to give us a greater understanding of the work.
We present the material in an easy to grasp and very enjoyable atmosphere. We are serious about getting our message across, and making sure that practitioners are working safely, in their clients best interest, and we continue the opportunity to learn with us through a secret Facebook Group, The Cupping Project, that you qualify to join once you have completed the training. This secret group allows us to offer continued support when needed, thus saving you time and money on a longer class. We don’t want to waste your precious time on repetition in the classroom, instead you have the opportunity to review all of the techniques by video in our secret group. We also provide access to the research that we have compiled on cupping, consent forms, and discounts to our advanced Master Class courses.

This is the right course for you if you are:
Concerned about your clients’ well-being, and dedicated to safety and best practices
An open-minded practitioner, who thinks for themselves and is not looking for a ‘recipe’ treatment, but instead a framework to develop your own unique treatment method
Hoping to save your hands, while providing highly effective and marketable treatments
A high caliber practitioner, hoping to elevate your skill level, and POP your practice
The kind of person who enjoys having a LOT of fun in a learning environment

Course Objectives:
Day 1
Learn the history of cupping and how cupping has developed through the ages
Understand the similarities and differences between cupping devices
Practice Three depths of cupping
Learn 12 styles of cupping and their clinical uses
Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate treatment
Understand indications, contraindications and cautions for cupping
Learn about cupping marks, what they indicate, and best course of treatment
Demonstration and practice of the back, legs, and chest in prone position
Demonstration and practice of treatment for the abdomen in supine position
Demonstration and practice of scar treatment

Day 2
Touch on concepts of Traditional East Asian Medicine
Learn proper disinfection and safety with cupping devices
Demonstration and practice of facial cupping, treating conditions of the face and neck
Demonstration and practice of leg mobilizations and treatment in supine position
Demonstration and practice of neck and shoulder mobilizations and treatment in side lying position
Demonstration and practice of hip and low back mobilizations and treatment in side lying and prone position


Lisa Dowling

1134 Kingston Rd. Pickering ON Canada


About the Instructor

Meet Your Instructor - Lisa Dowling, BA, R.Ac
Lisa Dowling entered the world of healing and bodywork through her own journey that began at the age of seven, when a freak accident left her with long term health issues and chronic pain. She found shiatsu therapy through her chiropractor who suggested it to help manage her pain. Five years later Lisa found herself on a treatment mat in Thailand, and knew that she had found her calling.

From that day in 1997 it has been a constant learning and growing process. Lisas' studies in thai massage, shiatsu, movement therapy, western sciences - anatomy and physiology, osteopathic techniques, acupuncture - specifically Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, and cupping were fueled by her own desire to learn to manage chronic pain.

Lisa has been formally teaching at the Shiatsu School of Canada since 2008, and teaching cupping since 2009. Before that, courses and workshops were ongoing. Since 2015, Lisa has formed the Meridian Therapy Institute where she provides courses in Eastern Medicine, Meridian Therapy, Acupressure, Moxibustion, and Cupping.

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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.