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Cupping and Moxibustion Diploma


Cupping Massage and Moxibustion techniques are so different from conventional massage that it's not necessary for participants to hold a previous qualification in Massage.  Although this course is very much aimed at qualified therapists who are looking to extend the range of therapies that they offer, it is also aimed at the non-professional, interested in this ancient traditional remedy.

The course lasts 1 day.

You will receive an accredited certificate at the end of the course.


Massage Cupping is based on an ancient technique. On this one-day course, students will learn to examine a cleint and to apply negative pressure with the use of glass cups. Cupping can alleviate pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion in joints and speed up the healing process.  By creating negative pressure above the surface of the tissues, we allow the surface tissue to be lifted upwards and changing the pressure on underlying tissues, such as nerves, capillaries and fascia.

During this Massage Cupping Diploma, we will outline the theory and actions of massage cupping, the tools used to perform the technique and the basics of using the tools safely and effectively. Participants will learn how negative pressure massage cupping can release rigid soft tissue, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bringing blood flow to skin and muscles. Included will be ways this technique can be used to stimulate lymphatic flow, decreasing swelling and increasing circulation to injured tissues. At the end of the day participants will leave the seminar armed with an additional useful technique that is non-invasive, painless and effective. 

Moxibustion is the technique of burning herbs, Moxa, to create localised heat to help with the loosening of tissues and general relaxation.  It is a technique that is commonly combined with Cupping, although it is can be used separately on it's own.  Both Cupping and Moxibustion are commonly used in combination with Acupuncture.

The course includes:

  • An outline of the indications and contraindications for the use of Cupping 
  • An understanding of the use of negative pressure cupping to enhance the healing of injured and painful tissues by affecting the lymphatic, fascial, circulatory and nervous systems 
  • The technique of negative pressure massage to the back, abdomen and extremities 
  • Identification of conditions that benefit from the use of negative pressure massage cupping 
  • Both demonstration and practice of techniques of negative pressure massage and moxibustion to change the fascial structures and release adhesions 
  • A plan to implement the techniques of cupping and moxibustion into existing practice



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ITEC Massage Diploma Level 3; ITEC Sports Massage Level 3 Certificate ; ITEC Sports Massage Level 4 Certificate; Balinese Massage; Crystal Healing Practitioners Diploma; Cupping and Moxibustion Diploma; Deep Tissue Massage Diploma; Eden Energy Medicine 101 & 102; Honey Massage Diploma; Hopi Ear Candle Therapy Diploma; Hot Crystal Massage Diploma; Hot Stone Massage Diploma; Indian Head Massage Diploma; Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage Diploma; Manual Lymphatic Drainage Diploma; Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Osteopaths; Medical Massage Diploma; Myofascial Release Massage Diploma; Natural Facelift Massage Diploma; Pregnancy Massage Diploma; Sound Healing or Himalayan Singing Bowl Therapy; Sports Massage Techniques Diploma; Thai Acupressure and Hot Herbal Compress Diploma; Thai Yoga Sports Massage; Thai Yoga Couch Massage Diploma; Trigger Point Massage Diploma;