Foundations of Cupping is designed as an introduction to Cupping for the massage therapist. We will be using plastic cups with an application gun. We will also explore silicone cups. The basics techniques of Cupping will be taught and how to apply these techniques to your clients. We will also cover the benefits and contraindications of Cupping, as well as the types of cups and types of Cupping (static, sliding, etc). You will also learn pre- and post-event Cupping for athletes, and more.
Class will be taught from a massage therapist’s perspective; many classes are taught by acupuncturists and do not talk about how and when to include massage with your Cupping. Therapists will have the skills at the end of class to start Cupping their clients right away!
Participants are asked to bring: Set of linens, paper towels, hand towel, hand sanitizer and gel, cream, oil or lotion.
Date: Sunday, January 26th, 2025
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
CE Credits: 8
Cortiva Institute – King of Prussia
211 South Gulph Road, Suite 100
King of Prussia, PA 19406
About the Instructor:
Jim Earley, LMT, Board Certified, has been a massage therapist for the past 29 years and has been an instructor for the past 10 years. Jim is a Sports Massage Specialist who works with and has worked with many athletes, from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Jim was Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps’ first sports massage therapist and traveled with him for 4 years. Jim also works with 18 colleges and universities and many high school and club athletes. Jim has been a continuing education instructor for the past 10 years and teaches classes in Cupping (1, 2 and 3), Sports Stretching (Active Isolated and PNF), Pin and Release techniques, and more. Jim was inducted into the Massage Therapist Hall of Fame in 2023.