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“For Home” Cupping Course

Cupping sets are easily available to anyone online.  What we have found is there is a lot of bad and dangerous teaching online when it comes to learning how to use cups.

We will teach you a safe and effective way to deliver a cupping treatment.  But wait, there’s more….We will teach you how to use the original method of fire and glass cups.  This method is far superior to using the plastic vacuum sets you can buy online for reasons we will cover on the day.  You will be required to pre-purchase the set of cups we will use on the day – the cost is £45.  The retail cost is £65 but we have a £20 discount for all of our students. If coming as a group of 2, each student is to purchase a set.

We will teach you the exact same methods and technique we train the professional body workers in.  You can then confidently use this new skill upon your friends and family.

What is cupping Therapy?

Cupping has its roots in ancient China. The earliest written document recorded the use of cupping therapy came from the famous doctor, Ge Hong (281-341 AD), who popularized the saying “acupuncture and cupping, more than half of the ills cured.”

Cupping is well known and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the modern world, alongside acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal interventions and uses.

In the sports and complementary field, cupping can be used for a number of different approaches, ranging from muscle pain, fascia and structural problems to general wellbeing, treatment of pain and improved range of motion.

For the trained practitioner, cupping is time and energy efficient and provides excellent results. 

How does Cupping work?

A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin by means of heat or suction. This lifts the underlying soft tissue stretching the fascia thus creating a stretch effect. 

The cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes whilst blood stasis is formed, and localised healing takes place. 

Further uses of cupping

In the philosophy of TCM, cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open “the meridians” of the body. 

Meridians are believed to be conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that when opened allowed invigorating energy (in TCM ‘Qi’) to treat the whole body holistically.

Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to 4 inches into tissues causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. This makes cupping a good means of delivering deep tissue manipulation and this useful and safe technique can be easily learned and incorporated into your practice.

Certificate of completion provided.  This is not an official qualification

1 person £157
2 People £300 when booking together

South Norwood

Date & Time
Arranged at booking

One day


  • No previous experience required.
  • If booking by yourself you will need to be able to provide a body to practice on.
  • 50% deposit required when booking
  • Each student attending must pre-purchase the cups we will use at time of booking.  They are £45

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