Massage Cupping Part One

November 30, 2019

December 1, 2019

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

420 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA, USA




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Event Description

Instructor: Rev. Jason Abbey, LMT, MCT, CCT, MFD


What is massage cupping (MC)?

Simply defined, “cupping” is a negative pressure massage. When used in conjunction with positive pressure it brings to your practice a well rounded and thorough approach. Via negative pressure, massage cupping lifts and separates adhered layers of tissue, restores blood flow, stimulates the lymphatic system, promotes deep relaxation, and facilitates healing in hypertonic tissue. MC facilitates myo-fascial release and removes adhesions with ease. Due to its wide application, many other therapies can greatly benefit from this technique including; physiotherapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, kinesiology, acupuncture, chiropractics, etc. MC’s physical impact extends beyond that of traditional pressure massage as its pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting a deep full-tissue relaxation.

Why Massage Cupping?

This is a unique addition to your practice; the measurable results achieved are astounding and long lasting. MC is not yet widely practiced, so you would be providing a new and exciting type of bodywork to your existing client base as well as attracting new clients. This technique truly saves you time and energy. MC can be used as a supplement to your existing massage routines, an add-on to your current massage menu, or used alone. Many of your clients will become addicted to this amazing and transcending addition to your repertoire of skills and come back asking for it everytime. Additionally, use MC for self care. Its efficiency will amaze and surprise you time after time.

Class Description:

Students will learn the History of Cupping and how to talk to their clients and health care professionals about MC. Market MC to new, existing, and old clientele; as well as to other health care professionals to start a new referral program, from Dentists to PT’s to Chiropractors and even pre/post surgical care.

You’ll learn how to identify sites of caution, contraindications, and other times for which to avoid the use of massage cupping. Since each cup style has a specific protocol, students will learn a myriad of applications pertaining to each of the different cups (glass, silicone, and vacuum plastic). Students will be able to perform Abdominal MC techniques, as well as learn how to use massage cupping to treat pathologies such as frozen shoulder, TOS, TMJ disorders, headaches, removal of scar tissue, etc.

One of the benefits of cupping is that it clears the sebaceous (oil) glands and helps to clean debris from the epidermis while increasing bloodflow to the dermis. Students will learn how they can apply spa applications to their practice through the use of body wraps, essential oil applications, cellulite treatments, and facial cupping immediately after massage cupping when the skin’s absorption capacity is at its greatest.

What to Bring: Set of sheets; face cradle cover; pillow or bolster; wear loose clothing

Class Times:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuition: $325.00 via check or $350.00 online registration
Upcoming Massage Cupping Part 1 Dates:
August 10th & 11th (Sat & Sun)
November 31st & December 1st (Sat & Sun)


Jason Abbey, LMT

Registration Details

Register on our website via PayPal or send us a check in the US mail to:

Jason Abbey

1026 Summit Ave, #19, Seattle WA 98101

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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.