Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping @ Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Albany-Downtown
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm
September 13-15, 2019
8:30am to 5:30pm
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel Street        Albany, NY 12210
CE: 16 hours NCBTMB approved provider #1767

Cupping Canada Inc is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMT’s continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.

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 in order that you have a volume of knowledge not only about how best to provide this treatment, but also 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 any one ‘type’ of Cupping Therapy but rather focus on the research available and the types of treatments that can be provided using the various products in the marketplace. This approach provides you with the knowledge and skill on how to use a number of different types of cups to achieve the overall therapeutic outcome your clients are looking for.

We provide you with information on how to treat common client complaints by using Cupping Therapy for the overall outcome of your client’ 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 the techniques to use that are specific for the treatment of injuries and enhancing mobility. There is evidence that Cupping Therapy can influence the nervous system and 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.

Registration includes a set of 4 Silicone Cups

What We Cover:
-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 to bring:
1 set of sheets
1 large towel and 2 small towels
Massage Oil or Cream
Massage Table

This is not an AMTA-NY class.

Enter code NY-LMT for $25 off
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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.

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.

Co Instructor:   Michelle Roos, LMT    MA 42872

Michelle has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002 and has worked within the Massage Therapy profession for over 15 years with several well known companies attending trade shows, teaching courses and sharing her knowledge for products she loves.

After taking many Cupping courses, Michelle started Cupping Canada and Cupping USA to provide the most affordable and high quality products possible to professionals utilizing Cupping Therapy in their practice.  This then led to providing education for professionals that is informed by evidence in order to address some of the ‘myths’ and language that is regularly being used.

Michelle has an extremely busy out call service in South Florida and you can frequently find her working backstage at concerts, with professional athletes or in a VIP area somewhere. Michelle also specializes in Pediatric Massage and is a Facial Specialist.
Working with Text Neck – A Digital Age Epidemic @ OSTM Rochester @ Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage
Oct 5 all-day

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 10-5:30

Location: Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage
302 N. Goodman Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607

Instructor: Jessica Crow, LMT

CEs: 6.5

Cost: $175

Registration: Call 585-241-0070 to register. Visit for more details.
This is not an AMTA-NY class.

Course Description:

Text neck is being deemed a new worldwide epidemic that will only continue to grow as people spend more and more time working and playing on hand-held devices. What do you know about it? How does it differ from other conditions like thoracic outlet syndrome, etc? How can you best guide your clients in prevention and recovery?

The average person texts and scrolls on their smartphone for at least 5 hours a day, and the time spent attached to our devices is only increasing as the range of mobile devices expands. Holding I-watches, tablets, e-readers and personal gaming consoles in front of us while tilting the head down to view them transforms our normal, neutral posture into a contorted posture that over-taxes neck muscles and over time, damages the spine.

As we know by studies of other forward-head posture conditions, the weight of the head increases greatly with every inch it’s held in a forward or tilted posture- experts say it may increase double-fold for every inch. Combine that with fine, repetitive movement of the thumbs and grasping of the device itself and you have a recipe for disaster.

Millennials in particular, who have grown up in a hand-held digital device culture, will soon make up an enormous percentage of clientele that suffer from muscle pain and fatigue, nerve pain and paresthesia, and poor posture that creates long-term dysfunction and possible debilitating spinal abnormalities like herniated disks and loss on the natural cervical curve.

As a massage therapist you can educate your clients on the possibility of this imbalance, teach them beneficial ergonomics, stretches and exercises that can correct and relieve pain, instill the long-term benefits of adopting a practice of being mindful of body position during mobile technology usage, and create the most effective massage treatment special to their postural needs.

Materials to Bring:

Students will need to bring sheets, lubricant of their choice, and their class workbook (which will be provided approximately one week before the class date) in either printed or digital form, and something for note-taking.

Instructor Bio:

Jessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in science and philosophy to construct unique healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.

She has instructed public and private classes and helped train both yoga teachers and massage therapists in NYC and around the world. She teaches continuing education courses for LMTs and other health care providers and she is a speaker for corporate and industry events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation and sits on the board of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan.

She’s also created a meditation and goal-shaping technique called MINDSCAPING® that fuses together powerful healing exercises from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, modern-day Western medicine and evidence-based psychology and neuroscience.

Jessica holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York (2010) and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC (2006) and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles (2004). In her spare time she loves to travel, dance, sing, and is a budding voice over artist.