Cupping is ancient - One of the oldest known modalities, cupping has been used in every culture since the beginning of mankind. It is documented as far back as Ancient Egypt (1550-2200BC)
Cupping is effective - Even the worlds elite athletes who have everything at stake are using cupping. Cupping gives the receiver immediate relief from their body pain and tension.
Cupping is safe - There are very few contraindications with cupping. A properly trained practitioner can safely practice cupping almost anywhere, almost any time.
Cupping is fun! - no kidding?? when was the last time you could say that your job was fun? Enjoy the 'pop' as you remove the cups from your clients bodies!
Save your hands, and see how much more time and energy you have to do the things you love.These lessons are the videos and course notes for Cupping Level 1 for Manual Therapists. The information provided is the same as in the live course, with hours of extra video training. There are short quizzes with most sections to make sure that you are understanding the material correctly. If you complete the course work, you receive a Certificate for course completion.
Registered Acupuncturist Lisa Dowling has started the Cupping Revolution, a new approach to an ancient modality. Combining traditional methods with contemporary science, this program provides bodywork and healthcare professionals with cupping skills that can be practiced within their professional scope, immediately after completing the course.
The lessons include video demonstrations of all cupping techniques including fire cupping (for demonstration only), stationary cupping, fast cupping, and gliding cupping. Three different levels of depth will be taught and practiced.
Students will practice myofascial gliding cupping, as well as stationary and fast cupping.
Techniques are shown with both silicone and plastic cups where appropriate. Glass cupping is demonstrated, but not part of the practice for Level 1.
The lessons discuss the history of cupping and its uses throughout cultures, the evolution of techniques and materials throughout the ages, contemporary uses, and recent research on cupping.
You will learn the indications and contraindications for cupping, precautions, and professional standards for safety.
In order to gain a course completion certificate for this course, all modules must be completed, and there are quiz questions for each module. Students are expected to obtain an 80% final mark on the quiz questions.
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 began teaching cupping at the Shiatsu School of Canada in 2009, and currently teaches at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 2015, Lisa has formed the Meridian Care Center where she provides courses in Eastern Medicine, Meridian Therapy, Acupressure, Moxibustion, and Cupping Therapy.
Her desire to provide high quality materials for practitioners to not only improve the quality of treatments, but also to make it easier on the body has been a prime motivation. Since the 2016 Olympics cupping therapy has become extremely popular, and there was a lot of misinformation being spread through the media networks. It became Lisa's mission to try to correct some of the misinformation, and provide high quality, evidence based information that is delivered through the lens of Traditional Medicine.
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