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Evidence-Informed Clinical Cupping

May 20 @ 10:30 am - May 21 @ 7:30 pm

Evidence-Informed Clinical Cupping (Online) MAY 2023

Instructed by Paul Kohlmeier, BPE, RMT, R.Ac.

Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2023


Date:                         May 20–May 21, 2023 (2 days)

Time:                         10:30am­–7:30pm AST (Saturday–Sunday)

Location:                 This is a 16-hour, 2-day live, online course offered through Zoom (the meeting platform)

Fee:                           $305 (ANBMT/Student Member)                        $405 (Non-Member)

                                   *This course is $405 + HST when offered by Cupping Canada Inc.


CEUs:                        (Previously approved by the CMTNB in 2020)

MAXIMUM:           Registration is limited to 30 registrants

 *Student members who have completed anatomy and physiology are eligible to take   this course. Not eligible for the 50% offer.

*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Cupping therapy is a higher-risk-exposure / invasive modality. Participants must submit certificates of training to the ANBMT for endorsement to practice this modality.

Course Details:Evidence-Informed Clinical Cupping (Online) MAY 2023

This is a 16-hour, 2-day live online course offered through Zoom (the meeting platform) 
Learn from the Cupping Therapy Experts!
Join us for this 2-day, hands-on training, and learn how to provide quick and effective pain management for the enhanced mobility of your clients with cupping therapy. Interested in learning how to educate your clients on the ways in which a program of cupping therapy fits perfectly into their wellness activities? Let’s delve into the history, theory, research, and ethics in cupping therapy providing you with a volume of knowledge: how best to provide this treatment, how to explain it, how to recognize contraindications, and how to enhance overall client retention.

This cupping course is unique in that we do not focus on one ‘type’ of cupping therapy, but rather we focus on the research available and the types of treatments that can be provided using the various products in the marketplace. This approach provides participants with the knowledge and skill on how to use several different types of cups to achieve the overall therapeutic outcome that your clients are looking for. (Fire cupping or flames are not used; fire cupping is discussed only in a historical context.)

We provide you with information on how to treat common client complaints by using cupping therapy for the overall outcome of your clients’ treatment plan. We will review the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system of the body and how to enhance circulation using cupping therapy and provide techniques that are specific in the treatment of injuries and enhancing mobility. There is evidence that cupping therapy can influence the nervous system and it has been shown to influence research subjects’ perception of pain…so join us and discover the ways that you can make a big difference in your clients’ wellness journey.

Save your body and your hands and most importantly, discover how the versatility of cupping therapy can transform your practice into life-changing bodywork.

Course Content:

  • The history of cupping therapy and its impact.
  • The principles of myofascial cupping and supporting evidence.
  • The physiological and neurological effects of cupping.
  • The indications, contraindications, and precautions for cupping therapy.
  • The evidence-informed research for cupping therapy.
  • Cupping applications based on assessment of the client.
  • How to use and apply cupping therapy with safe and sound reasoning.
  • Positioning and technique for optimal results.
  • How to identify, address, and modify techniques appropriate for a range of treatments.
  • How to perform treatments for the upper body.
  • How to perform treatments for the lower body.
  • The benefits and outcomes of cupping for educating your clients.
  • Review and provide protocols to relieve muscle tension.
  • Review and provide protocols to support myofascial release.
  • Review and provide protocols to support lymphatic circulation.
  • Review and provide protocols to properly sanitize and safely use silicone and vacuum cups.
  • How to integrate cupping therapy into your current clinical practice.
  • Hands-on, hands-on, hands-on time!

What you will need for the course:

  • 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 are isolating, no worries you can practice on yourself!
  • Massage table and linens, massage oil, and whatever makes you happy in your treatment room.  If you do not have a partner this is not necessary but could make it easier to practice on yourself.
  • You will need a set of cups.  If you do not have cups check out our online sample pack. https://cuppingcanada.ca/collections/all
  • Hydrogen peroxide – if you can 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, so it is good to have on hand.
  • A Zoom meeting link and course e-manual will be sent to all course participants via email one week before the course is scheduled to begin.

About the Instructor

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.

Register here: Evidence-Informed Clinical Cupping (Online) MAY 2023

E-mail: anbmt@anbmt.ca   Fax: 506-451-8173


May 20 @ 10:30 am
May 21 @ 7:30 pm
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This is a 16-hour, 2-day Live, Online course offered through Zoom (the meeting platform)
This is a 16-hour, 2-day Live, Online course offered through Zoom (the meeting platform)


Coralie Hopkins, Executive Director, ANBMT
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