~ 3 Days ~ 7 Cupping Sets ~ 7 Cupping Methods ~ 22 Treatments ~ Head to Toe ~ Cupping Nirvana ~

Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (27 Primary Hours)
- Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (15 Points)
NCCAOM® Provider # ACHB 957-001 (22.5 PDA's)
BOC for Athletic Trainers # P8712 (22.25 CEU's)
Texas Approved CE Provider #1565 (24 CE's)
CA Board of Acupuncture # 957 (22.5 PDA's)
NCBTMB® Provider # 451493-10 (24 CE's)
Florida CE Broker # 50-10028 (24 CE's)
NYSED # 451493-10 (24 CE's)


Contemporary Cupping Methods takes Cupping Therapy to a whole new level.

Our Graduates are using the methods they've acquired in CCM in Hospitals, Post-Surgical Facilities, Burn Centers, Medical Clinics, Rejuvenation Centers, Wellness Resorts, Retirement Communities, Cruise Ships, Private Practices, Home Services and more.

The Educators who teach this workshop have been hired by high end establishments like the Mandarin Spas and the Phoenician, Hospitals, Advanced Holistic Institutes, Massage Schools, CAM Universities, privately owned clinics and spas all over the world to teach these methods to staff members.

The Contemporary Cupping Methods curriculum is extraordinarily comprehensive in content and will teach the Healthcare Practitioner a variety of techniques, in a myriad of applications - individually and with multiple cups to address various locations and issues. More than 50% of the workshop is spent in hands-on lab exchange where each pracitioner provides and receives the treatment under the close supervision of the Instructors.

As therapists, we've all wished we had more than one set of hands to get more work done in less time and with less strain – with Cupping, you will and we will show you how.

You'll walk away from these 3 intensive days with the skills that will broaden your practice in ways that will amaze you and you'll feel fully prepared to do it.

Now here's the kicker - not only are you learning the how to, you are also receiving these 24 treatments. The value of the therapy and the aftereffects are worth the cost of the training alone!
But please be forewarned - - the detoxifying effects of the suction will draw poisons out of your body so prepare to be well hydrated to fill the void the suction and elimination will induce.

Methods You Will Learn About:

Dynamic Cupping Massage Cupping Stationary Cupping
Biomagnetic Cupping Intermittent Cupping Flash Cupping
Aquatic Cupping Facial Cupping Belly Cupping
Cellulite Treatment Sports Applications Orthopedic Treatments

Health Professionals are rediscovering this ancient, amazingly effective therapy and using it to treat their clients and achieve effects that are cumulative, long lasting and many therapists report their results as being "miraculous".

Cupping is an incredible modality that among many other benefits - increases circulation, relaxes soft tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors. Myofascia Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Detoxification are only 3 of the therapeutic outcomes produced during a Cupping Treatment.

Another valuable asset regarding Cupping is that it feels great. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours... sometimes even days afterwards.

The added bonus is the reduced wear and tear to the practitioner. The physical repetitive activity is tough on the Professional Bodyworker - tools used in Cupping greatly increase the practitioners’ comfort and physical longevity - thus extending the longevity of the therapists' career exponentially. This fact alone merits attention from every Bodyworker.

“Five years ago, I suffered a serious soft tissue injury to the anterior and middle deltoids, and decided on acupuncture in the initial stages because of the extreme inflammation, followed by massage therapy on weekly basis for twelve months. While my shoulder made great improvement, I was still aware of discomfort and immobility. Also, as is often the case, the ramifications for the surrounding broad region of soft tissue were profound. There remained blockages and tightness throughout the pectoral muscle, latissimus dorsi and intercostal region, as well as tightness, trigger points and deep-seated pain throughout the arm of the affected side. Using new Cupping Methods developed for the Contemporary Cupping workshop - made possible by the EarthSpa Baguanfa Cups - after four treatments, these symptoms which hung on so tenaciously, have all been thoroughly released. I now have complete movement with all pain syndromes resolved. I think this is a notable development in the contemporary era of cupping therapy and I am really excited about the benefits that this treatment will bring to many clients. Furthermore, I have been treating many people with long term soft tissue pain with these new cupping adaptations and the results have been rapid and excellent.”

– Bruce Bentley from Health Traditions

(Bruce Bentley with Health Traditions now teaches the Australian version of Contemporary Cupping Methods called Modern Cupping Therapy)

In the Contemporary Cupping Methods Workshop....

  • Each day consists of audio/visual presentations, lecture, Q&A, demo, then hands-on application of the treatments demonstrated during student exchange - each student will perform the treatments and receive.
  • Students will receive a comprehensive workbook with various charts and forms.
  • 7 different cupping sets are used in lab – EarthSpa FireCups, Kanghzu Biomagnetic Cups, EarthSpa Bells, Baguanfa Silicone Cups, the Haci Biomagnetic Cups and the Belletazze Facial Cups.
  • On the last day students do a class self-assessment exercise to revisit prime information, purchase their equipment and then receive workshop certification.
  • Post workshop - Once you have completed the training and are a CCT, you are automatically a member of the International Cupping Therapy Association. ICTA Members have access to valuable documents, graphics, marketing materials studies, reports, training opportunities and support.
  • Graduates of Contemporary Cupping Methods can retake the class at no cost for 1 year.
    (space is limited per class)

I've taken dozens of CEU classes and now that our State requires it, I am always looking for a class that's worth the time and money. This class floored me - it is the best class I have ever taken. I learned more in 3 days in the CCM workshop than in weeks of other classes and I am telling every therapist I know.
~ Brandy Lewis, LMT, AUP

The instructor used every form of learning - I think no matter who you are, where you come from & what you've heard in the past you will definitely walk away comfortable in new knowledge & passion.
~ Jack Dreyden, RMT, RN

"This workshop far exceeds the standards for which other classes meet. I cannot express my excitment and thrill at the potentials that have opened up for my practice, truly a blessing - THANK YOU more than I can say!!"
~ Abigail Truman LAc, DC, OT

"YOUR course hands down has been the BEST CEU I have taken. The impact of the treatments has really made a difference in my practice. I am looking forward to taking your courses again in the future. Two of the Massage Therapists in my office are thinking about the course for themselves as I have highly recommended it."
~ Jane Kaufman, LAc., LMT

More Feedback...

We use 7 different Cupping Sets that address the entire body from head to toe

Who will benefit from taking the Certification Training?

Manual Therapists
• Treatment Massage
• Sports Massage
• Structural Integration
Detoxification Specialists
Remedial Therapists
• Physiotherapists
• Chiropractors
• Osteopaths
Occupational Therapists
Naturopathic Physicians
Movement Therapists
• Somatic Therapists
• Athletic Trainers

NEW in the Contemporary Cupping Methods workshops...

The Baguanfa Cups in Clear

These glass FireCups are the proprietary design of EarthSpa R&D

Each cup is individually handblown by the EarthSpa technical glass team.

These are stunning... functional... and they are designed to significantly improve the operator usuability and comfort. And of course, special attention was placed on the inside lip of the cup to provide for an even smoother and more luxurious glide.

2014 schedule

January 2014
Austin, TX
Jan 17 - 19 ~ F, S, S
Reno, NV
Jan 17 - 19 ~ F, S, S
Pittsburgh, PA

Jan 18 - 20 ~ S, S, M
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

Miami, FL

Jan 24 - 26 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

Seattle, WA

Jan 24 - 26 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

Kansas City
Jan 25 - 27 ~ S, S, M

February 2014
Toronto, ON
Feb 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S
San Antonio, TX
Feb 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!
Meadowlands, NJ

Feb 8 - 10 ~ S, S, M

San Jose, CA
Feb 14 - 16 ~ F, S, S
Cedar Rapids, IA
Feb 15 - 17 ~ S, S, M
Boca Raton, FL
Feb 21 - 23 ~ F, S, S
Nashville, TN
Feb 21 - 23 ~ F, S, S
Calgary, AB
Feb 22 - 24 ~ S, S, M
Phoenix, AZ
Feb 28 - Mar 2 ~ F, S, S

March 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Feb 28 - Mar 2 ~ F, S, S
Colo Spgs, CO

Mar 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!
Please see the July 11 - 13 dates

Dallas, TX
Mar 14 - 16 ~ F, S, S
Madison, WI
Mar 14 - 16 ~ F, S, S
San Diego, CA
Mar 21 - 23 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

Please see our Longbeach date in June
Seattle, WA
Mar 22 - 24 ~ S, S, M
Asheville, NC
Mar 28 - 30 ~ F, S, S
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 28 - 30 ~ F, S, S
Albany, NY

Mar 29 - 31 ~ S, S, M
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

April 2014
Billings, MT
Apr 4 - 6 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!
Sedona, AZ
Apr 11 - 13 ~ F, S, S
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Apr 12 - 14 ~ S, S, M
Port Angeles, WA
Apr 17 - 19 ~ Th, F, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!
Manhattan, NY
Apr 22 - 24 ~ T, W, Th
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!
Fargo, ND

Apr 25 - 27 ~ F, S, S

Portland, OR
Apr 25 - 27 ~ F, S, S
West Palm Beach, FL

Apr 25 - 27 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

May 2014
Bellingham, WA

May 1 - 3 ~ Th, F, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

Manchester, NH

May 2 - 4 ~ F, S, S

Austin, TX
May 9 - 11 ~ F, S, S
Ottawa, ON

May 10 - 12 ~ S, S, M

Rockford, IL
May 10 - 12 ~ S, S, M
Luxembourg, EU
May 16 - 18 ~ F, S, S
Alaskan Cruise
May 23 - 30 ~ 7 Days
Leaving from the Port of Seattle
Amsterdam, NL
May 24 - 26 ~ S, S, M
Lubbock, TX
May 30 - June 1 ~ F, S, S

June 2014
Santa Fe, NM

Jun 6 - 8 ~ F, S, S

Washington, DC

Jun 13 - 15 ~ F, S, S

Long Beach, CA
Jun 20 - 22 ~ F, S, S
St Johns, NB

Jun 21 - 23 ~ S, S, M

Atlanta, GA

Jun 27 - 29 ~ F, S, S

Houston, TX

Jun 27 - 29 ~ F, S, S
Workshop registration is closed - Thank you!

Calgary, AB
Jun 28 - 30 ~ S, S, M
Meadowlands, NJ
Jun 28 - 30 ~ S, S, M

July 2014
Mammoth, CA
Mcgee Creek Lodge
Jul 8 - 10 ~ T, W, Th
Colo Spgs, CO

Jul 11 - 13 ~ F, S, S

Cleveland, OH
Jul 11 - 13 ~ F, S, S
Bend, OR

Jul 12 - 14 ~ S, S, M

Las Vegas, NV
Jul 18 - 20 ~ F, S, S
Chicago, IL

Jul 25 - 27 ~ F, S, S

Seattle, WA
Jul 25 - 27 ~ F, S, S

August 2014
Rapid City, SD
Aug 1 - 3 ~ F, S, S
San Francisco, CA
Aug 8 - 10 ~ F, S, S
Orlando, FL

Aug 15 - 17 ~ F, S, S

Asheville, NC

Aug 22 - 24 ~ F, S, S

Toronto, ON

Aug 23 - 25 ~ S, S, M

Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 28 - 30 ~ Th, F, S

September 2014
Portland, ME

Sep 5 - 7 ~ F, S, S

Philadelphia, PA

Sep 13 - 15 ~ S, S, M

Dallas, TX

Sep 19 - 21 ~ F, S, S

Pocatello, ID
Sep 19 - 21 ~ F, S, S
Columbus, OH
Sep 27 - 29 ~ S, S, M
Kennewick, WA
Sep 27 - 29 ~ S, S, M

October 2014
Ottawa, ON

Oct 4 - 6 ~ S, S, M

Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17 - 19 ~ F, S, S
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 17 - 19 ~ F, S, S
Boston, MA
Oct 25 - 27 ~ S, S, M

November 2014
London, UK
Nov 1 - 3 ~ S, S, M
Portland, OR
Nov 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S
Santa Fe, NM

Nov 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S

December 2014
Meadowlands, NJ
Dec 6 - 8 ~ S, S, M
Lincoln, NE
Dec 11 - 13 ~ S, S, M
Honolulu, HI
Dec 19 - 21 ~ F, S, S

The Month of December is also reserved for on-site training. If you've 8 or more people at your location that need training - this is the month we do that - please email Gretchen with your request and preferred dates.

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Tuition and Payment

Contemporary Cupping Methods - Stationary, Massage, Sports, Ortho, Detox, Aeshetics, etc...
24 hours
3 days


North America
and Canada


and UK

$675 /£410/€495

Tuition Discounts

>> Applies to the Contemporary Cupping Methods, Advanced Cupping Methods and Facial Rejuvenation Workshops <<

Early registration discount for tuition paid 30 days before the workshop

Early Registration Discount 30 days before workshop

$608 / £369 / 445

Military & Students (CCM ONLY)

>> Please provide a copy of your Student or Military ID during class to receive 1 set of the Baguanfa Silicone Cups.

Group Discounts* can be arranged for 4 or more Attendees.

>> Email workshops@cuppingtherapy.org.

* NOTE - Groups must register at the same time to receive the group discount


>> Tuition must be paid in full prior to the workshop date.

>> If you are snailmailing your tuition, download and include the workshop Registration Form with your payment.

Payment Options:

• Credit or Debit Card

Click on the Kent CCM button above for the specific workshop date you wish to attend. Confirm date and choose payment.

This will then take you to our secure merchant payment processor Paypal. If you do not to have a Paypal Account, that is no problem - - just bypass log in on the right side.

• Cash
• Bank Draft
• Personal Check
• Money Order
Please snailmail any of these other forms of payment to:
26617 Lake Fenwick Rd S
Kent, WA 98032

Workshop Cancellation Refund Policy

Effective July 1, 2012 - Paypal no longer refunds the fees incurred when using American Express for refunds - the fee is 3.5% of the total charged.

Up to 2 weeks before the workshop, we refund tuition 100% - less $50.00 administration fee. Between 1 week and 2 weeks before the 1st day, 50% refunded - less $50.00 administration fee. Less than 1 week - no refunds.

Cancellation and rebooking must be made in writing via Email to workshops@cuppingtherapy.org.

Special group rates are NONREFUNDABLE; the normal refund policy does not apply.

ICTA reserves the right to cancel a workshop up to 2.5 weeks prior to the date. Do not purchase airline tickets until you have confirmed with us that your dates are being held. ICTA will not be responsible for airline ticket penalties, interruptions of travel, hotel expenses, lost or damaged property.

ICTA will not be held responsible for untended or cancelled email addresses or non-functioning phone numbers to make proper contact with those registered. Registrants must contact ICTA in the even they change their contact information.
You will receive emails from us - within 48 business hrs after registering, once the instructor chooses the venue location and about 1 week before your dates from your instructor directly.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THESE EMAILS - then contact the office IMMEDIATELY and make sure we have the correct email address for you!

No solicitations will be allowed in or during the workshops. No recordings, digital media, texting or phone calls allowed in workshops. One warning will be given to anyone who violates these policies.

Student Transfer Policy

All students will be allowed 1 workshop transfer with no penalty as long as the workshop date is greater than 30 days away. If a student wishes to transfer to another workshop at less than 30 days to the workshop date, but greater than 2 weeks from the workshop date, there will be a $50 transfer fee.

Transfers are not allowed when the workshop date is less than 2 weeks away and the student will be subject to the refund policy (50% tuition forfeiture up until 7 days before the workshop, then 100% forfeiture). We understand emergencies can happen and waivers can be made on a case by case basis with documentation provided by the student to be reviewed by our Director of Education.

Documentation required may include receipts, physician note, airfare receipts, etc.

Transfer requests must be made in writing via Email to workshops@cuppingtherapy.org.


The instructor will decide the venue about 3 - 4 weeks in advance of the workshop based on how many are on their roster.  

Because our workshops are practitioner-exchange based and require a massage table and setup for every 2 students, we need to contract for an appropriately sized space.

As soon as the instructor knows they will let everyone on their roster know via email.  

Locations are based on the Greater Metropolitan Region.
In other words, as with all seminars provided by professional accredited education providers, although the location listed may be the most recognizable city, the actual location may not in the city proper - but somewhere in that citys' Metropolitan Region. This allows for more flexibility and keeps prices lower, easier logistical access and usually complimenetary parking and other benefits to the students.

Additionally our instructors are usually coming in from out of town, so they are equally sensitive to placing the workshop in a location that is as convenient as possible. 


Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. As a non-medical practitioner, if you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements regarding Baguanfa have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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