Contemporary Cupping Methods

~ 3 Days ~ 24 Hours ~ 5 Cupping Sets ~ 8 Methods ~
28 Treatments

The Contemporary Cupping Methods curriculum is extraordinarily rich and 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 practitioner learns, provides and receives the treatments under the supervision of ICTA Educators.

Group 17 min
Group 16 min

Contemporary Cupping Methods takes Cupping Therapy to a whole new level

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 moving forward to do it.

Now here’s the kicker – not only are you learning the how to, you are also receiving these 28 treatments. The value of 3 days of treatments and the aftereffects are worth the cost of the training alone!

But please be forewarned – – the systemic cleansing effects of the suction will draw waste and dead debris out of your body so to fully take advantage of the treatments during the training by making sure you are well hydrated to fill the void the suction and elimination will induce.

Our Graduates are using the methods they’ve acquired from the CCM program in Hospitals, Post-Surgical Facilities, Burn Centers, Medical Clinics, Wellness Resorts, Rejuvenation Centers, High End Spas, Retirement Communities, Cruise Ships, Private Practices, Addiction Rehab Facilities, Home Services and much more.

The Educators who teach this workshop have been contracted by many high-end establishments like Mandarin Spas and the Phoenician, Advanced Holistic Study Institutes, Massage Schools, Universities such as Grand Canyon University and Georgia Southern, professional Baseball, Football, Soccer and Basketball clubs and numerous privately owned clinics and spas all over the world to teach these methods to their staff members and students.


The added bonus is the reduced wear and tear to the practitioner.
The physical repetitive activity is tough on professional Bodyworker, sometimes cutting short a career they love and are great at. The techniques and tools used in Cupping greatly increase the practitioners’ comfort and physical longevity – thus extending the lifespan of the therapists’ career exponentially.

This fact alone merits attention from Every. Single. Bodyworker.

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Methods covered in Contemporary Cupping Methods

Dynamic Cupping, Massage Cupping, Stationary Cupping, Biomagnetic Cupping, Intermittent Cupping, Flash Cupping, Sports Cupping, Facial Cupping, Abdominal Cupping, Orthopedic Cupping, MyoFascial Decompression, – Lecture only – ThermoCupping, Herbal Cupping, Aquatic Cupping, Chinese Cupping and Water Cupping.

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 agents and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors. Myofascia Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Systemic Cleansing are only 3 of the therapeutic outcomes produced during a proper 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… usually even days afterwards.

Contemporary Cupping Methods Workshop Overview

Each day consists of audio/visual presentations, lecture, Q&A, demo, then hands-on application of the treatments demonstrated during lab – each student will perform the treatments and receive during the afternoon student exchange format. Students will receive a comprehensive manual with various charts and forms.

5 different cupping sets are used in lab – Kanghzu Biomagnetic Cups, EarthSpa Bells, Clear and Blue Baguanfa Silicone Cups, Haci Biomagnetic Cups and the Belletazze Facial Cups.
All equipment and supplies are provided for the students use in lab.

On the last day students do a class self-assessment exercise to revisit prime information, purchase their equipment.

Dynamic Cupping Rotator Cuff


Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM)

24 hours ~ 3 days
$605. usd – regular price
$545. usd – 30 days advance

CCM Outline

Day 1

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Classroom (breaks as needed)

    • Orientation
    • Cupping – History, Theory and Equipment
    • Benefits and Applications
    • Safety and Sanitation
    • Cellulite
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Demonstration and Lab Exchange

    • Intro to Massage Cupping
    • Russian Cupping Massage
    • Chinese Flash Cupping
    • Greek Flash Cupping
    • Thoracic Cage Expansion
    • Negative Pressure Manual Lymphatic Drainage (NPMLD)
    • Cellulite Treatment
    • Area Specific NPMLD Throughout
    • Equipment Maintenance
  • Homework: Rest and Hydrate.

    If you feel sore an Epsom Salt bath or Warm Shower will help ease the discomfort.

Day 2

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Classroom (breaks as needed)

    • Day 1 TX effects roundtable
    • Fascia System
    • Lymphatic System
    • Biomagnetic Therapy
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Demonstration and Lab Exchange

    • Massage Cupping Expanded
    • Posterior Shoulder and Neck Decompression
    • Cervical/Sacral Spinal Stimulation
    • Decompressing the ESG’s
    • Myofascial Cupping the Posterior Thoracic Layers
    • Biomagnetic Blanket
    • PediCupping Treatment
    • Dynamic Cupping for Sports and Orthopedic Conditions
    • Area Specific NPMLD Throughout
  • Homework: Rest and Hydrate.

    If you feel sore an Epsom Salt bath or Warm Shower will help ease the discomfort.

Day 3

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Classroom (breaks as needed)

    • Day 2 TX effects roundtable
    • Marketing
    • Abdominals
    • Facial Cupping
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Demonstration and Lab Exchange

    • Abdominal Cupping
    • Scalenes M/P/S Cupping
    • TMJ Release
    • Sinus Decompaction
    • Facial Cupping Protocol
    • Area Specific NPMLD Throughout
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Equipment Purchases
    • Feedback Forms
    • Cupping Practitioner Certificates
  • Get Busy Changing Lives!


Each State and Province has their own regulations and laws regarding licensing of healthcare practitioners. It is your responsibility to understand and work within your medical license scope of practice.

1) The first prerequisite to attend the Contemporary Cupping Methods training is the completed study of *Full Human Anatomy & Physiology (A&P). Partial or introductory classes are not acceptable (see below description of Full Study 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 ALL CCM Student Practitioners are knowledgeable with all the systems, pathologies, structures, terminology, movement, contraindications and safety considerations covered in Human A&P.

If you do not know what A&P is or have not completed this medical fundamentals training, then you will need to take it upon yourself to complete this basic level competency to meet this part of the prerequisites for the ICTA programs.

* The following subjects are covered in the Full Study of Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathologies
  • Systems:

  • Integumentary
  • Circulatory
  • Endocrine
  • Nervous
  • Digestive
  • Urinary
  • Reproductive
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory
  • Lymphatic

2) The other prerequisite to attend the CCM Program is that your medical training or professional experience includes hands on bodywork where you performed soft tissue manipulation, joint work and Kinesiology techniques.

This is a really important aspect of being prepared to do safe, effective Cupping Therapy. Having sufficient experience working on muscles & support structures, understanding movement, gait, posture, contraindications of soft tissue manipulation and the problems affecting the system after bodywork is mandatory.

If you have not worked with the human body soft tissue and related joints using your hands, then you are not prepared to do safe, effective Cupping Therapy, and you will not be approved to attend.

Continuing Education Boards

NCBTMBNational Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
8, 16, 24 CEU
ABATArizona Board Of Athletic Training
CE Broker
8, 16, 24 CEU
ABPTArizona State Board Of Physical Therapy
CE Broker
8, 16, 24 CEU
FLBOAFlorida Board Of Acupuncture
CE Broker
8, 16, 24 CEU
FLBATFlorida Board Of Athletic Training
CE Broker
8, 16, 24 CEU
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
4.5, 9.6 CEU
Colorado Division Of Private Occupational Skills
ABOTAlabama State Board Of Occupational
CE Broker
8, 16, 24 CEU
FLBOMFlorida Board Of Massage Therapy
CE Broker
8, 16, 24 CEU
CMMOTACanadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association
5, 10, 12 CEU
LABMTLouisiana Board of Massage Therapy8, 16, 24 HRS
MTAAMassage Therapy Association Of Alberta
4.5, 9, 12.25 2ndary HRS
Massage Therapy Association Of Manitoba
8, 16, 24 CORE HRS
MTASMassage Therapy Association Of Saskatchewan
7.5, 16, 20 PRIMARY HRS
NHPCNatural Health Practitioners Of Canada
8, 10, 15 PTS
New York State Education Department
8, 16, 24 CEU
VSACVermont Student Assistance Corp
8, 16, 24 CEU

Contemporary Cupping Methods Schedule

Jun 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Lincoln, Nebraska – June 15, 2024 - June 17, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Calgary, AB – June 22, 2024 - June 24, 2024 </li>

Jul 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Chicago, IL – July 14, 2024 - July 16, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Houston, Texas – July 20, 2024 - July 22, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Spokane/Coeur d'Alene – July 27, 2024 - July 29, 2024 </li>

Aug 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Cincinnati, Ohio – August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024 </li>

Sep 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - San Jose, California – September 14, 2024 - September 16, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Fort Wayne, IN – September 20, 2024 - September 22, 2024 </li>

Oct 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Toledo, OH – October 5, 2024 - October 7, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Missoula, Montana – October 12, 2024 - October 14, 2024 </li>

Nov 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Syracuse, NY – November 8, 2024 - November 10, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Charleston, SC – November 15, 2024 - November 17, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Westminster, Colorado – November 23, 2024 - November 25, 2024 </li>

Dec 2024

<li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Orlando, FL – December 6, 2024 - December 8, 2024 </li><li>Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Dallas, Texas – December 7, 2024 - December 9, 2024 </li>

Post Workshop

** The Following is provided at the discretion of the Director of Education.

  1. Post workshop ~ Once you have completed the training, you become a member of the International Cupping Therapy Association. ICTA Members have access to valuable documents, graphics, marketing materials, studies, reports, training opportunities and support.
  2. ICTA Members have the option of being listed on the online international database of Certified Cupping practitioners, which assists the public in locating qualified, trained therapists.
  3. ICTA Graduates have the privilege to retake the CCM workshop as a Teaching Assistant at no cost during 1 calendar year following their graduation. (T.A. positions are limited to 2 each workshop).