Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping

09/13/19 @ 8:30 am – 09/15/19 @ 5:30 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel Street Albany
NY 12210
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
Register at:


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.