Cupping & Gua Sha Level 1 Certification Course

Cupping I Certification Course - Traditional Healing Arts of Acupuncture, TCM & Massage in Ottawa, ON

Cupping & Gua Sha Workshop - Level 1

The Cupping and Gua Sha 1 Workshop is designed primarily for professionals who already work within the healthcare field;

Massage therapists
Nurses & PSW's
Physicians - Chiropractors
Personal trainers - Yoga instructors
This course is also appropriate for those who are interested in learning this skill for personal interest.

A basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology is helpful.

Taking this course does not ensure licensing, registration or employment for providing this therapy.

Cupping - Gua Sha 1 Certification Course

This course covers all necessary aspects of cupping safety, theory, application, indications and contraindications.

Focus will be on:

·       Basic TCM theories

·       Basic Five Element theories 

·       Origins and history

·       Proper sanitation and care for maintaining clean technique

·       Gua Sha procedure and application 

·       Suction style cupping application and procedure

·       Proper and safe fire cupping procedure

·       Application of stationary cupping

·       Application of cupping massage/ moving cupping

·       Myofacial Trigger Point cupping application (for every muscle except Abdominal muscles)

·       Specific acupuncture points for more effective outcomes with cupping

·       Treatments for particular conditions

·       Indications for cupping

·       Indications for cupping massage

·       Contraindications

There will be a theory, demonstration and practical components of this course where participants will perform cupping on one another to perfect proper technique and knowledge.

Included in workshop fees will be informational handouts, necessary supplies including set of cups.

Workshop is one day 9:00 am -5:00 pm 

Class size limit 12 students - at Ottawa location. On-site training may allow for more

Cost is $250 plus $50 registration fee - $50 starter/ supply kit

Please contact school for upcoming dates at 613-304-6178

CMTO "now considers the use of the modality of cupping for the purposes of treating myofascial tissues as consistent with the scope of practice for Massage Therapy.  Registrants who are trained and competent in the application of Cupping are welcome to do so."

This course is also eligible for 4 CEU's

Upon successful completion a certification is awarded - testifying that the student is competent and can safely practice in this modality.


Cupping I Certification Course - Traditional Healing Arts of Acupuncture, TCM & Massage in Ottawa, ON

Traditional Healing Arts of
Acupuncture, TCM & Massage

Centertown, Ottawa, ON