Contemporary Cupping Methods Certification Program
(CCT Designation)
Advanced Cupping Techniques Modules
Facial Rejuvenation Advanced Module

The ICTA Cupping workshops are focused on expanding the practice of all Healthcare Professionals including Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Medical Doctors, etc. 

>>>>> All ICTA classes are taught in the English language <<<<<

The first prerequisite for approval to attend any ICTA Cupping program is the strong understanding, both verbal and written knowledge of the English language.


Prerequisites for taking the Contemporary Cupping Methods Certification Program
(CCT Designation)

1) The prerequisite for the Contemporary Cupping Methods training is the completed study of Anatomy & Physiology (A&P).

The ICTA does not teach A&P, as A&P is part of all core curriculum of formal medical training.  

As continuing education providers, our objective is to extend the knowledge beyond the core competencies of any given field of Healthcare training.  We require that that CCM participants are knowledgeable with systems, pathologies, structures, terminology, movement, contraindications and safety considerations covered in medical A&P.  

If you do not know what A&P is, then you will need to take it upon yourself to complete this basic medical competency and meet the prerequisites for the ICTA programs.

2) The other prerequisite to attend the ICTA Certification Program is that your medical training included hands on Bodywork where you studied and performed soft tissue manipulation, joint work and kinesiology.

If you have not worked with the human body using your hands, then you are not prepared to do safe, effective Cupping Therapy.


Prerequisites for taking the Advanced Cupping Techniques Modules

The Advanced Cupping Techniques curriculum is designed for Cupping Therapists who are at the intermediate - experienced level of Cupping competency and who have been actively providing Cupping Therapy in their practices for at least 6 months.

The format of this workshop is such that practitioners are hands on within the 1st hour and remain so until the end of the program - either providing or receiving.

That being understood, it is vitally important that those attending are ready to follow the program and perform the treatments without delays in learning how to perform proper Cupping Therapy or operate their equipment.

This curriculum builds upon the foundations of the ICTA Contemporary Cupping Methods and the EarthSpa Health Traditions Negative Pressure Massage Programs. There are other education programs in the application of Cupping Therapy that may cover the basics of Cupping well enough to prepare most practitioners for the ICTA Advanced Class.

The following are the mandatory prerequisites to attend the ICTA Advanced Cupping Techniques workshop:

1) A fluid operational understanding of the equipment used in class - Baguanfa cups, aspirator bulb cups, biomagnetic cups (HACI - original or Decade Edition)

2) You need to have attended a minimum 24 hours of Continuing Education Program (this does NOT include DVD training) in Cupping Therapy where you covered theory, systems, applications, benefits, contraindications, discoloration of the subdermal surface (it's indicators and pathology), Biomagnetics, safety, sanitation, client education and support.

3) The methods you will be using in lab are Dynamic Cupping, Massage Cupping, Stationary Cupping, Intermittent Cupping, Biomagnetic Cupping and MLD Cupping methods - you MUST have mastered these Cupping methods.

4) A minimum of 6 months clinical hands on application of Cupping Therapy including the methods listed in prerequisite #3 is required before taking the Advanced Cupping Techniques workshop.

Please email us a copy of your documentation that meets these prerequisites.

If you attended either the ICTA Contemporary Cupping Methods or EarthSpa Health Traditions Negative Pressure Massage Programs - please send us your full name (at the time when you took one of these workshops) and dates of training so we may verify you have the prerequisites covered.

If you have registered and are approved (you have met the prerequisites) in one of the advanced workshops and do not have the equipment you'll use (see above link to equipment), contact EarthSpa R&D and they will help make sure you are prepared to take the training.


Prerequisites for taking the Facial Rejuvenation Advanced Module

The prerequisites for the Facial Rejuvenation training is either training in formal Facial Aesthetics by an approved Esthetics Institute or the completed study of Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) as described above in the CCM prerequisites.








Cupping is contraindicated in cases of severe diseases, lesions, bulging discs, injection sites, organ failure, ascites due to hepato-cirrhosis and severe edema, as well as hemorrhagic diseases such as allergic pupura, hemophilia and leukemia, and clients with dermatosis, destruction of skin, or allergic dermatitis. Cupping should not be applied on the portion where hernia exists or has occurred in the past. For pregnant women, the lower abdomen, medial leg and sacral region should be avoided.

Professional Cupping Therapists practice pre-session assessments - not only at the time of initial intake but everytime they prepare to administer Cupping Therapy on their clients. Client needs can change from day to day - addressing those needs can also change.

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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