Certificate in Chinese Cupping Therapy - 1 day course - £130
This course is suitable for qualified therapists only, with an NVQ Level 3 in A&P and Massage such as ITEC or VTCT. You must sign a form to confirm that you hold A&P and Massage qualifications as required and are professionally insured.
Cupping has been proven as an important part of Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and is now firmly establishing itself as part of clinical care within areas of the NHS.
It is primarily used to treat many musculo-skeletal conditions, which makes it a perfect tool for massage therapists. It uses heat and suction to draw wastes and toxins from deep tissue, which can relieve pain and make the accompanying massage much more effective. Results can be quick and amazing for your clients, especially in areas of deep chronic tension, where even experienced massage hands canít always get to.
The objective of this practical one-day course in cupping is to give massage therapists a number of usable techniques that can be applied to treat many common and stubborn musculo-skeletal conditions with great effect. What an opportunity to learn how to combine the best of East and West from an acknowledged expert.
The day will be very practical and you will learn:
- A brief introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medical practise
- Correct assessment of the various conditions that can best be helped by cupping
- Safe handling and application and referral protocols where correct assessment is not possible
- How to apply the technique to a range of client types and adapt it for different tissue types around the body
- How to assess the success and progress of the treatment
- The benefits of creating an adaptable programme of recovery that will work with massage therapy and give your clients even more confidence in your ability to treat successfully
The principle of the way Cupping Therapy works means that when successful it does cause bruising where toxins are drawn to the surface tissue, to be later flushed by the body. Bruises can remain visible for several days following treatment. Maximum numbers on this course are fourteen.
You will be learning from a leading exponent of these techniques and a man who is establishing Cupping along with Chinese Medicine into established practise in the NHS.
Alex Murray, MBAc MRCHM
Alex is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM). He regularly attends post-graduate seminars and he lectures and supervises undergraduate students enrolled on the acupuncture degree program at the University of Westminster (from where he completed formal teacher training in 2007 and has been a permanent member of staff since 2003).
He has an MA (Hons) with distinction in medical history from the Wellcome Trust Centre of the History of Medicine at University College London (2009) and is currently undertaking further post-graduate study in the neuroscience and clinical management of pain as part of an MSc (Hons) degree program at the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Kings College London.Course times; 10am to 5.30pm
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