Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping: Face, Head & Neck

Oct 22, 2022

Oct 23, 2022

10:30 am To 7:30 pm (EST)

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Event Description

All Massage CE Directory customers receive a discount by entering the code MASSAGECE. This is a 12 hour, 2 day Live, Online course being offered over Zoom (the meeting platform). The hours on Saturday are 10:30am-7:30pm ET.  The hours on Sunday are 10:30am-2:30pm ET. This advanced cupping course was designed for those who want more detailed treatments of the face, head and neck. We will touch on the basics, discuss types of cups commonly found in the marketplace, review the assessments of the areas covered in the course, discuss current research, informed consent, contraindications/indications and other considerations and a quick review of cupping techniques. We will go over treatments for many conditions from nonspecific neck pain, headaches, temporomandibular dysfunction, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, sinusitis and more. Presented will be assessments and cupping treatments and where applicable, treatments and results from research studies. This course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on practice, in a live format, delivered online. You will need some experience in cupping, some cups, a person to practice on (you can practice on yourself!) and a good internet connection with a device that has 2 way audio and video. With your registration you will be emailed a course manual and timeline. After completion you will be emailed your certificate of completion, cleaning directions, health history form and cupping consent form. If you have never taken a cupping course before, please see Cupping Canada’s Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping Course. It is offered in a 16 hour course format and four 4 hour courses to complete on your time. This Cupping course is unique in that we do not focus on any one ‘type’ of Cupping Therapy but rather focus on the research available and the types of treatments that can be provided using the various products in the marketplace. This approach provides you with the knowledge and skill on how to use a number of different types of cups to achieve the overall therapeutic outcome your clients are looking for. Save your body and your hands and most importantly, discover how the versatility of Cupping Therapy can transform your practice into life changing bodywork. You will be able to take the course from the comfort of your home or office, over the internet. What you will need is: a laptop with a camera or a computer with a webcam or a tripod for your phone/tablet and a bit of space to work in. The camera will pick up what you are doing, so a way of using it close to you and hands free will be very helpful; a good quality internet connection: a headset or headphones with a mic (the ones that come with most phones will work well) This will stop feedback from happening when people have open microphones; a person to practice on – not for the whole 2 days, a detailed time schedule will be sent so you can make arrangements as needed – no one to practice on?? No problem – most of these techniques can be practiced on yourself; massage table and linens, massage oil, and whatever makes you happy in your treatment room; Hydrogen peroxide – if you are able to access it above 7.5% from a hydroponics store or a pool supply store. It is not mandatory for the course but required for disinfection once you begin working with clients again, so it is good to have on hand; You will need some cups! We recommend a set of facial cups and a 4 piece silicone set. We have both in our online shop.  If you can’t decide what to get check out our online course sample pack.


Paul Kohlmeier

Cupping Canada, Inc.


About the Instructor

Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist, Paul Kohlmeier is an experienced and skilled therapist who is also trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist. Graduating with a Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba, Paul went on to obtain his Diploma in Massage Therapy from Wellington College and Diplomas in both Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada. Paul has a wealth of information looking for ways to get out of his head…which has led him to teaching and lecturing over the last 15 years. Paul runs an acupuncture practice, in addition to his Massage Therapy practice from his clinic based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to his keen interest in Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul is a self-proclaimed research geek having participated in the World Fascia Congress, IN-CAM and the Massage Therapy Foundation Research Conference and loves bringing everything he learns into the treatment room as well as the classroom. Being certified in both Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul has a unique ability to speak to the two different bodies of knowledge. He takes a decidedly different approach, working towards an explanatory narrative that represents current thinking and science, as well as adding a feedback-based model of explanation that includes a patient-directed approach.

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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.

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