Contemporary Cupping Methods

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

ICTA Graduates are using 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.

ICTA Educators are very passionate and have been contracted by many high-end establishments like Mandarin Spas and the Phoenician, numerous Advanced Holistic Institutes and Massages 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 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 28 Cupping treatments under the supervision of ICTA Educators.

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 – it just so happens that using Cups, 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 safely and creatively.

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 after effects are worth the cost of the training alone!
But please be forewarned - - the systemic cleansing effects of the suction will draw waste and dead cellular debris out of your body so to fully take advantage of the treaments during the training by making sure you are well hydrated before, during and after to fill the void the suction and elimination will induce.

Methods you will learn about in Class:
Dynamic Cupping Massage Cupping Stationary Cupping Flash Cupping
Biomagnetic Cupping Intermittent Cupping Lymphatic Cupping Sports Cupping
Orthopedic Cupping MyoFascial Cupping Abdominal Cupping Facial Cupping
* Aquatic Cupping * Chinese Cupping * ThermoCupping * Water Cupping
* Cupping Methods covered only in lecture

Due to venue logistics and facilities some methods covered in the ICTA certification program cannot be performed in demonstation and lab.

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.

The added bonus is the reduced wear and tear to the practitioner. THIS IS HUGE. 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 lifespan of the therapists' career exponentially. This fact alone merits attention from every single Bodyworker.


"This was without a doubt the very best training we've experienced in the UK or Europe.

We travel and take many different healthcare seminars all over the UK and in Europe (even several in China and Thailand) and this has been the most valuble, interactive and information rich curriculums we've ever experienced - please come back to the UK with more ICTA seminars!!"

~ Dr Renne Tallman, London, UK

“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 in the Contemporary Cupping Methods - 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.

We have based our Modern Cupping Therapy and Advanced Certificate in Integrated Cupping Therapy classes we teach in Australia on the Contemporary Cupping Methods Certification Programme."

~ Dr Bruce Bentley, Sydney, Australia

"Content and Presentation were Excellent. Very informative & the information was laid out clearly - it definitely keep me interested & engaged during the 3 days - I've already signed up fot the advanced workshops - can't wait!"

~ Sandra Lory

"I have taken approximately 500 hours of CEU's and this was among the best, if not the best I have ever taken. So much info! So much potential for use in practice!

~ Stef Dwyer, Health and Wellness Coach

"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"

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Overview of the Contemporary Cupping Methods Certification Program

> 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.

IMPORTANT - Contact ICTA administration if there is any reason that you cannot receive the treatments - workshops@CuppingTherapy.ORG

> 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 Baguanfa Silicone Cups, Blue Baguanfa Silicone 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 and then receive the workshop certification.

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

** P
ost 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. 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.

ICTA Graduates have the privilege to retake the Workshop as a Teaching Assistant at no cost during the calendar 1 year following their graduation.  (T.A. positions are limited in classes).

Continuing Education Boards

CMMOTA 12 ceu Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association
NCBTMB 24 ceu National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
NHPC 15 pts
Natural Health Practitioners of Canada 
CDHE §23-64-101 Colorado Division of Private Occupational Skills
CE Broker 24 ceu FL Board of Massage
FL Board of Acupuncture
FL Board of Athetic Trainers
CATA 9.6 ceu Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
DCA 24 ceu CA Board of Acupuncture
MTAA 12.25 sec hrs Massage Therapy Association of Alberta
VSAC 24 hrs Vermont Student
Assistance Corp
TDLR 24 hrs Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
MTAS 20 prim hrs
Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan
NYSED 24 ceu New York State Education Department
LABMT 24 hrs Louisiana Board of Massage
MTAM 24 core hrs
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba

Who will benefit from taking the Certification Training?

> Manual Therapists
> Acupuncturists
> Detox Specialists
> Remedial Therapists
> Occupational Therapists
> Naturopathic Physicians
> Movement Therapists
> Registered Nurses
> Doctors & Surgeons

See the equipment we use in lab...

^ Cupping tools used during the certification workshop ^

Educators will provide supplies and equipment for lab.

The Cupping gear is available at special workshop pricing at the end of the training
to be immedietely integrated into your practice - no waiting for shipping.




July 2022
Columbus, OH

Jul 7 - 9 ~ Th, F, S

Colo Spgs, CO

Jul 8 - 10 ~ F, S, S

Casper, WY

Jul 15 - 17 ~ F, S, S

Missoula, MT

Jul 16 - 18 ~ S, S, M

Cedar Rapids, IA

Jul 21 - 23 ~ Th, F, S

Chicago, IL

Jul 29 - 31 ~ F, S, S

Prerequisites Locations are based on the
Greater Metropolitan Region
August 2022
Portland, OR

Aug 5 - 7 ~ F, S, S

Boston, MA

Aug 12 - 14 ~ F, S, S

Ottawa, ONT

Aug 19 - 21 ~ F, S, S

Ft Collins, CO

Aug 20 - 22 ~ S, S, M

Atlanta, GA

Aug 26 - 28 ~ F, S, S

Long Beach, CA

Aug 26 - 28 ~ F, S, S

Prerequisites Locations are based on the
Greater Metropolitan Region
September 2022
Las Vegas, NV

Sep 1 - 3 ~ Th, F, S

Santa Fe, NM

Sep 9 - 11 ~ F, S, S

Rockford, IL

Sep 15 - 17 ~ Th, F, S

Boise, ID
Sep 17 - 19 ~ S, S, M  
Cleveland, OH

Sep 23 - 25 ~ F, S, S

Orlando, FL

Sep 23 - 25 ~ F, S, S

Ithaca, NY

Sep 25 - 27 ~ S, M, T

Prerequisites Locations are based on the
Greater Metropolitan Region
October 2022
Burlington, VT

Oct 1 - 3 ~ S, S, M

Dallas, TX

Oct 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S

State College, PA

Oct 7 - 9 ~ F, S, S

Colo Spgs, CO

Oct 14 - 16 ~ F, S, S

Toledo, OH

Oct 15 - 17 ~ S, S, M

Coeur d'Alene

Oct 22 - 24 ~ S, S, M

Jackson, MS

Oct 28 - 30 ~ F, S, S

Prerequisites Locations are based on the
Greater Metropolitan Region
November 2022
Chicago, IL

Nov 4 - 6 ~ F, S, S

Syracuse, NY

Nov 6 - 8 ~ S, M, T

Richmond, VA

Nov 11 - 13 ~ F, S, S

Billings, MT

Nov 19 - 21~ S, S, M

Prerequisites Locations are based on the
Greater Metropolitan Region
December 2022
San Jose, CA

Dec 1 - 3 ~ Th, F, S

Houston, TX

Dec 2 - 4 ~ F, S, S

Fort Wayne, IN
Dec 3 - 5 ~ S, S, M  
Phoenix, AZ

Dec 8 - 10 ~ Th, F, S

Austin, TX

Dec 9 - 11 ~ F, S, S

TriCities, WA
Dec 16 - 18 ~ F, S, S  
Prerequisites Locations are based on the
Greater Metropolitan Region
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We can also provide private onsite training at your facility.

Contact workshops@CuppingTherapy.ORG for more information.


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


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Tuition Discounts

Early Registration Discount applies for tuition paid 30+ days before the workshop starts


Military & Students

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


Group Discounts* can be arranged for 4 or more students

>> Email with your group request.
* NOTE - Groups MUST register at the same time to receive the group discount



>> Tuition must be paid in full no less than 30 days prior to the workshop date.

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

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Workshop Cancellation Refund Policy

Effective November 1, 2019- Paypal no longer refunds the fee incurred when issuing refunds - the fee is 3.5% of the total charged.

> We have a 24 hour Buyer's Remorse clause that allows for a 100% full refund, minus Paypal Fees of 3.5%.

> 25 days or more before the workshop, we refund tuition 100% - less $50.00 administration fee and Paypal Fees of 3.5%. 

> Between 15 and 25 days before the workshop starts, 50% refunded - less $50.00 administration fee and Paypal Fees of 3.5%. 

> Less than 15 days - no refunds.

> Cancellation and rebooking must be made in writing via Email to

> 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 confirmation from 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 forgotten, 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:

1) Within 48 business hrs after registering. You MUST respond with all required informationwithin 3 days or your tuition will be refunded and an administration fee of $50.00 will be charged.

2) Once the instructor chooses the venue location and

3) 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.

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 25 days from the workshop date, there will be a $50 transfer fee.

Transfers are not allowed when the workshop date is less than 25 days away and the student will be subject to the refund policy.

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 -

Location Information and Privacy Policy

For the safety of our students the ICTA maintains a strict privacy policy for our students. Only those registered for our workshop will be provided the location of their training.

Because our workshops are practitioner-exchange based and require a massage table and equipment / supply table for every 2 - 3 students, we need to contract for an appropriately sized space. Cramped rooms are not good for our training protocol.

ICTA Educators contract for the locations of their training venue about 3 - 4 weeks in advance of the workshop and it is based on how many are on their roster. The Educator will email those on their rosters with the logistical details.

~ ~ 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.
Over the 17 years of conducting our workshops we've learned this allows for far more conveniences, flexibility and keeps prices lower, often makes for easier logistical access and usually complimenetary parking and other nice benefits to the students attending and staying at the hotels.

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. 



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