The cup is heated by burning a cotton ball soaked in alcohol, or another flammable substance, inside the cup to remove all the oxygen. The cup is then turned upside down and placed on specific areas of the body. A vacuum is created which anchors the cup to the skin and pulls the skin and superficial muscle layer upwards as the air inside the cup cools.
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine believe that the ‘chi’ becomes imbalanced when a person is stressed, ill or injured. It is thought that cupping opens up the pores, stimulates the flow of blood and draws out blockages in a person’s chi. This allows energy to flow freely, encourages toxins to be drawn from the body, promotes healing and leaves the client feeling relaxed and revitalised.
Cupping can be used alone to treat a variety of conditions or can be used in conjunction with other complementary therapies. It is particularly helpful for chronic back pain, painful and swollen joints, respiratory problems, colds, headaches, migraines, insomnia, sleep disorders, cellulite, stress and depression.
At the end of this 1 day course you will have the skills to offer Fire Cupping treatments for your clients.
The course will cover the following areas:-
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
The 5 elements
Introduction to Chi
Eastern & Western medicine
Benefits of cupping
Contra-indications and contra-actions
Health, Safety and Hygiene
Practical application and procedures
Previous experience: You must hold a professionally recognised qualification in Body Massage
Course Times: 10am - 4.00pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Disclaimer: Please note that it is the student's own responsibility to check that this course/treatment is covered for insurance purposes.