Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping

October 17, 2020

October 18, 2020

8:30 am To 6:30 pm

175 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada



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Event Description

Join us for this 2-day, hands-on training and learn how to provide quick and effective pain management for the enhanced mobility of your clients with Cupping Therapy. Interested in learning how to educate your clients on the ways in which a program of Cupping Therapy fits perfectly into their wellness activities? Let’s delve into the history, theory, research and ethics in Cupping Therapy in order that you have a volume of knowledge not only about how best to provide this treatment, but also how to explain it, how to recognize contraindications, and how to enhance overall client retention.

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 client desires.

What We Cover:

The history of cupping therapy and its impact.

The principles of myofascial cupping and supporting evidence.

The physiological and neurological effects of cupping.

The indications, contraindications, and precautions for cupping therapy.

The evidence-informed research for cupping therapy.

Cupping applications based on assessment of the client.

How to use and apply cupping therapy with safe and sound reasoning.

Positioning and technique for optimal results.

How to identify, address and modify techniques appropriate for a range of treatments.

How to perform treatments for the upper body.

How to perform treatments for the lower body.

The benefits and outcomes of cupping for educating your clients.

Review and provide protocols to relieve muscle tension.

Review and provide protocols to support myofascial release.

Review and provide protocols to support lymphatic circulation.

Review and provide protocols to properly sanitize and safely use silicone and vacuum cups.

How to integrate cupping therapy into your current clinical practice.

Hands-on, hands-on, hands-on time!


Paul Kohlmeier

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 a community 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.

Registration Details

Advance registration until Sept 15 for $400.  Price increases Sept 16 to $445. There are only 8 spots available!

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.