Chinese Cupping and Acupressure Workshop is taught over 5 & 1/2 hours (includes 30 minutes for lunch) and is designed to help individuals develop and refine their ability to open the channels of Qi through the body for pleasure, comfort, tension relief and to ease various symptoms such as those detailed in the text below.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion or increased circulation. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying skin, epidermis and connective tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed providing increased oxygen to tissues and localized healing takes place.
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. Meridians are the pathways through which energy flows. Energy flows through these meridians to every part of the body including through every organ and tissue. There is access to these meridians from the back. Cupping creates a meridian portal and allows invigorating energy to travel through the body. It has been found that cupping is one of the best ways of opening meridians.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues. This systemic reach can help tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages and increase circulation to the skin and blood vessels. Cupping has been known as an effective treatment for varicose veins. Cupping provides a unique way to massage tissue deeply. The western bodywork term for Cupping is “Myofascial Decompression” and that is what happens when the vacuum from the cup draws the tissue away from the underlying tissues and bone. The action is decompressing the muscle and fascia and engorging the tissue with blood for healing.
This is a practical course on cupping. Participants will develop manual skills and cup handling. They will learn safe applications, benefits and contraindications for the Chinese cupping technique. This course is developed to introduce and educate health care practitioners and individuals on the benefits of working with Chinese meridians and using static and slide cupping for health benefits.
This program combines lectures, demonstrations, practice time and Q & A. This is a 5 & 1/2 hour program designed for people with some bodywork experience feel free to contact us through email – firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend and are wondering if you will be comfortable with the course content and health practitioners interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cupping Massage.
At ViVi Therapy we want you to have fun and learn to cup in the perfect setting. For your comfort and learning pleasure, ViVi Therapy provides a relaxing and professional learning space.
Tuition includes a cupping kit that participants can take home and start practicing right away. You can browse our cupping supplies here
Please register early as class sizes are limited to enable higher quality learning. Please check class availability with us before making your purchase. Since the Covid 19 pandemic, our face-to-face courses have had limited capacity. Please note that this is considered a recreational class and, according to BC Health regulations, will require participants to show their proof of vaccination card upon arrival. If you have any questions regarding Covid-19 safety measures we have in place please contact us at email@example.com.