Cupping is an age old bodywork technique where glass, plastic, bamboo, or rubber cups are attached to the skin by negative pressure. Once attached, a cup can be left in place to do its work, or repeatedly attached and removed. Cups can be moved along the surface of the skin – gently lifting the tissue as it travels; or the body can be moved – actively or passively – underneath the cup.
The vacuum is generally used to pull out external influences that have invaded the body (heat, cold, dampness, wind) and are causing pain or illness. Cups are also used to support tired, overused or injured tissue – enticing blood and qi to weakened or deficient areas.
Strategic use of cupping’s strengths (pulling/drawing out, supporting/enticing) have been used for centuries for treating pulmonary issues, joint pain, muscle tension, external injuries…and even the common cold.
Workshop will be held at The Emerald Acupuncture Center. No previous bodywork experience is necessary, pre-registration required before May 10. Register online, or by email. Taught by Mary Fraser Smith, LAC, and Jim Madras, LMT #7853.
Two Day Workshop | 14 CEs for Oregon LMTs
Saturday & Sunday April 19th & 20th 9:30 am – 6:00 pm | $250