Cupping USA

Live Online: Advanced: Cupping with Movement - Level 4

Date: May 19, 2024
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This course is from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST on the weekend dates and 6-10pm ET on the week day dates.

This course is the last 4 hours of our 16 hour Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping course.  The prerequisite to this course is a previous cupping course.  We highly recommend taking our 16 hour course if you plan on using cupping in your practice.

Join us online for this hands-on training and learn how to provide quick and effective pain management for the enhanced mobility of your clients with Cupping Therapy. This Advanced course is for those who have already taken a Cupping course and would like to elevate their practice with Cupping with Movement!

Learn to provide quick and effective pain management resulting in enhanced mobility of your patients in this Advanced Cupping course!  Cupping Therapy fits perfectly into wellness activities and this course will provide you with practical ways in which your patients can retain benefits between treatments. Your knowledge of exercise rehabilitation will enhance your absorption of the Advanced techniques taught in this course, which will increase the efficacy of movement exercises for your patients. We will explore remedial and rehabilitative exercises and movements and review self-care techniques for homecare programs.

Our Advanced course explores trigger point work, myofascial release, functional mobility, and movement exercises.

  • Trigger point work, used before cupping, can allow you to release muscular tissue and thereby enhance the performance of stationary or dynamic cups.
  • Myofascial release works slow and steady, applying a vacuum force on the tissue that is steady and reliable. It's effects on the tissue and neurological system will be explored.
  • Functional movement of the body may be indicated in your cupping session, and we will demonstrate ways of increasing range of motion in your clients by testing for range of movement both before and after cupping is utilized.

You will be able to take the course from the comfort of your home or office, over the internet. 

What you will need is

  • a laptop with a camera or a computer with a webcam or a tripod for your phone/tablet and a bit of space to work in. The camera will pick up what you are doing, so a way of using it close to you and hands free will be very helpful.
  • a good quality internet connection
  • a headset or headphones with a mic (the ones that come with most phones will work well) This will stop feedback from happening when people have open microphones.
  • a person to practice on – if you don't have one, no worries you can practice on yourself!
  • massage table and linens, massage oil, and whatever makes you happy in your treatment room. 
  • You will need a set of cups.  If you do not have cups check out our online sample pack.
  • Hydrogen peroxide – if you are able to access it above 7.5% from a hydroponics store or a pool supply store. It is not mandatory for the course but required for disinfection once you begin working with clients again, so it is good to have on hand
  • Yoga or workout attire for practical


Paul Kohlmeier, BPE, RMT, R.Ac.

Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist, Paul Kohlmeier is an experienced and skilled therapist who is also trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist. Graduating with a Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba, Paul went on to obtain his Diploma in Massage Therapy from Wellington College and Diplomas in both Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada. Paul has a wealth of information looking for ways to get out of his head…which has led him to teaching and lecturing over the last 15 years. 

Paul runs a community acupuncture practice, in addition to his Massage Therapy practice from his clinic based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to his keen interest in Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul is a self-proclaimed research geek having participated in the World Fascia Congress, IN-CAM and the Massage Therapy Foundation Research Conference and loves bringing everything he learns into the treatment room as well as the classroom. 

Being certified in both Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul has a unique ability to speak to the two different bodies of knowledge. He takes a decidedly different approach, working towards an explanatory narrative that represents current thinking and science, as well as adding a feedback-based model of explanation that includes a patient-directed approach.

 NCBTMB approved 4 CEs