Cupping USA



October 26-27 | Burlington, Ontario at The Body Mechanic Centre at Cardon from 9am to 6pm


What is Cup, Scrape, Tape?

The Cup, Scrape, Tape conference aims to bring together leading experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in the field of manual therapy.  This in person conference will delve into the latest research, techniques, and applications of cupping therapy, scraping, and taping methods, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of these therapeutic modalities and their impact on overall well-being.

Grab your tools and join us for 2 days of lecture and hands on participation. We will have tools available to purchase on-site or you can purchase in advance at

After we receive your registration, we will email you for your course selections in Room 1 or 2.  You may also email us at There is a limited amount of space available, so don't wait to register.


  • 2 Days

    October 26-27 - Saturday & Sunday - 2 days of continuing education brought to you in-person. Consists of lecture and hands on participation


  • 3 Educators 

    We have assembled a group of highly influential and sought-after experts who excel in their respective fields. They will be sharing their insights on their preferred subjects, which are guaranteed to enhance your practice. 


  • Paul Kohlmeier

  • Brad Norris

  • Dr. Nikita Vizniak


Attendees will receive:

  • One attendee will win a set of cups from Cupping Canada 
  • One attendee will win a roll of tape from Rock Tape 
  • Prohealthsys - One attendee will win the Muscle Manual Textbook by Dr. Nikita Vizniak of Professional Health Systems

***There will be a meet and greet with the educators, Cardon, Massage Addict and Cupping Canada with Charcuterie & Champagne on Saturday after the courses end. 

***There will be a Qigong class Sunday morning from 7:30-8:30am

***Please wear comfortable clothing like yoga/athletic wear.

***A certificate of completion will be sent by email after completion of the courses.

***Address: The Body Mechanic Centre at Cardon, 1200 Burloak Dr, Burlington, ON L7L 6B4, Canada


Oct 26 • 9am-1pm • Room 1

Essentials of Taping: Unlocking the Basics for Effective Therapeutic Application with Brad Norris

This presentation is an evidence-informed kinesiology tape session that will advance the therapist’s understanding of the science and efficacy of the applications of kinesiology tape as both a performance and rehabilitation tool that can serve to mitigate pain, improve fluid dynamics and sharpen proprioception. Participants will be exposed to basic taping techniques targeted at optimizing movement and enhancing patient outcomes.  


Oct 26 • 2-6pm • Room 1 

Performance Taping and Floss Essentials : An Exploration of Basic and Advanced Taping and Floss Band Applications to Enhance Performance with Brad Norris

The session will investigate the use of advanced kinesiology tape applications and adjunct floss band strategies that can serve to regulate motor control, enhance mobility and optimize performance. Advanced applications will include postural, pregnancy, diaphragmatic and fascial chain tape applications that can improve patient outcomes across every population. The presentation will also delve into the science and use of compression floss bands as a complement to kinesiology tape to improve mobility and functional control. 

Oct 26 • 9am-1pm • Room 2

Clinical Cupping Essentials with Paul Kohlmeier 

This 4-hour course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills that massage and manual therapists need in order to clearly decide when to use cupping and how to use it safely within their practice. We will go over indications, contraindications, reprocessing and infection control, techniques and treatment principles, and then put them into practice during the practical portions of the class.  

Oct 26 • 2-6pm • Room 2

Fundamentals of IASTM: Mastering Core Techniques for Effective Therapy with Dr. Nikita Vizniak 

In this introductory Seminar, we discuss the definition of IASTM, MSK pain best practices, soft tissue healing principles, review of the literature and application in practice.

Learn in a fun, interactive environment where you can try different instruments and tools to make your treatments easier and more effective. Anatomy, Assessment, Action.

Stop with cookie cutter techniques and start critical thinking and application. See how IASTM is an extension of your body that will give you renewed confidence in skills to use in practice. Save your hands.

Oct 27 • 9am-1pm • Room 1

Precision Edge: Mastering Advanced IASTM Techniques with Dr. Nikita Vizniak 

We discuss IASTM, application, soft tissue healing principles, review of the literature and application in practice for the Lower and Upper Body.

Learn in a fun, interactive environment where you can use many instruments to make your treatments easier and more effective. Save your hands!


Oct 27 • 9am-1pm • Room 2

Cupping for Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Clinical Applications with Paul Kohlmeier 

This 4-hour class we will delve into treating conditions, and using some more advanced techniques that may require a bit more finesse. We will explore cupping with movement, learn about strategies for dealing with clients who are recovering from injury. We will also look at scar tissue treatments – looking at the indications, contraindications and techniques used.  


Oct 27 • 2-6pm • Room 2

Group course

Advanced Techniques for adding tools into Manual Therapy Practices

Join Dr. Nikita Vizniak, Brad Norris and Paul Kohlmeier for this unique insight into how long time practitioners use tools within their manual therapy practices. Anatomy, Assessment and Action is the name of the game. This is an interactive course and will be based on participant driven questions and cases.