Workshops

Who Should Use Cupping Therapy?

Manual Therapists

  • Treatment Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Structural Integration
  • Shiatsu

Movement Therapists

  • Somatic Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Watsu
  • Thai Massage

Remedial Therapists

  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Osteopathy

Acupuncturists
Detoxification Specialists
Massage Therapists

Occupational Therapists
Chiropractors
Sports Therapists

Naturopathic Physicians
Physical Therapists
Nurses

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Workshops

Cupping Therapy is an incredibly effective and subtly powerful therapy.

In unskilled hands Cupping can cause pain and even damage the tissue, so receiving Cupping Therapy from a professional trained Cupping practitioner is absolutely paramount to ensure that the amazing benefit and outcomes that Cupping can provide is performed with the highest level of education, intuitive application, confidence and experience.

The subjective findings derived from numerous Hospital, Clinics, Institutions, Spas and Private Practices has validated Cupping Therapy as being superior in the majority of applications compared to what health practitioners were previously using to treat their clientele. Objectively, patients are reporting the results as being “miraculous”, with such overwhelming enthusiasm as to drive even the Allopathic Medical Industry to incorporate Cupping Therapy as a quantitatively effective and respected method of healing.

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 numerous therapeutic results from Cupping.

Our Graduates are using the methods they’ve acquired from the ICTA 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 more.

The Educators who teach our workshops are passionate about Cupping, what it can do and how to get this fantastic healing method into as many competent hands as possible for the millions of people who need it. They have been contracted by many professional and secondary sports teams, super high-end spas like Mandarin and the Phoenician, Advanced Holistic Institutes, Massages Schools, Universities such as Grand Canyon University and Georgia Southern and numerous privately owned clinics and spas all over the world to teach these methods to their staff members and students.

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The elements brought together in the workshops we provide are laser focused on the end user. Teaching medical professionals how they effectively assess the individual patients needs to determine the best combination of 1) methods, 2) equipment, 3) depth, 4) duration and 5) ultimate treatment plan to reach the goals of the patient. Understanding how the wide swath of people seeking help for injuries, pathologies and conditions can react and benefit from Cupping is fundamental in providing safe and effective treatments.

For the ICTA ensuring that the medical practitioners we train are the most skilled and competent in the medical industry we are insuring that the highest quality in Cupping treatments are available to those patients and clients that need and will benefit from what Cupping Therapy can do.

Practitioners walk away from our workshops with the skills to broaden their practices in ways that amaze them – they are prepared to jump into it day 1 and with the industry’s most effective and quality tools to assist.

Now here’s the kicker – not only are you learning the how to, you are also receiving these treatments directly to experience the feeling during and after that your patients will. 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 and rested before you start your training.

Another extremely valuable aspect in using Cups to heal for the medical professional, is the reduced wear and tear to the practitioners’ own body. The physical repetitive activity is tough on the Healthcare Provider. Tools used in Cupping greatly increase the practitioners’ comfort and physical endurance – thus exponentially extending the longevity of the therapists career. This fact alone merits attention from every Body Worker.

Workshop registrations close 3 days before start date

Workshop Schedule

Mar 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Nashville, TN – March 7, 2024 - March 8, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Nashville, TN – March 9, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Nashville, TN – March 10, 2024 - March 12, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Lafayette, Louisiana – March 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Beacon, NY – March 25, 2024 - March 26, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Beacon, NY – March 27, 2024 - March 29, 2024
  • Apr 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Toledo, OH – April 3, 2024 - April 4, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Toledo, OH – April 5, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Toledo, OH – April 6, 2024 - April 8, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Casper, Wyoming – April 12, 2024 - April 14, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Salt Lake City, Utah – April 17, 2024 - April 18, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Salt Lake City, Utah – April 19, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Salt Lake City, Utah – April 20, 2024 - April 22, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Madison, Wisconsin – April 24, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Madison, Wisconsin – April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Syracuse, NY – April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024
  • May 2024

  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Fort Wayne, IN – May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 9, 2024 - May 11, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - San Diego, California – May 16, 2024 - May 17, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - San Diego, California – May 18, 2024 - May 20, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - San Diego, California – May 21, 2024
  • Jun 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Asheville, NC – June 5, 2024 - June 6, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Asheville, NC – June 7, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Asheville, NC – June 8, 2024 - June 10, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Calgary, AB – June 19, 2024 - June 20, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) – Calgary, Alberta – June 21, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Calgary, Alberta – June 22, 2024 - June 24, 2024
  • Jul 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Chicago, IL – July 10, 2024 - July 11, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Chicago, IL – July 12, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Chicago, IL – July 13, 2024 - July 15, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Spokane/Coeur d'Alene – July 24, 2024 - July 25, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Spokane/Coeur d'Alene – July 26, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Spokane/Coeur d'Alene – July 27, 2024 - July 29, 2024
  • Sep 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - San Jose, California – September 11, 2024 - September 12, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - San Jose, California – September 13, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - San Jose, California – September 14, 2024 - September 16, 2024
  • Oct 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Toledo, OH – October 3, 2024 - October 4, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Toledo, OH – October 5, 2024 - October 7, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Missoula, Montana – October 9, 2024 - October 10, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Missoula, Montana – October 11, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Missoula, Montana – October 12, 2024 - October 14, 2024
  • Nov 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Syracuse, NY – November 6, 2024 - November 7, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Syracuse, NY – November 8, 2024 - November 10, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Syracuse, New York – November 11, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Charleston, SC – November 15, 2024 - November 17, 2024
  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Westminster, Colorado – November 20, 2024 - November 21, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Westminster, Colorado – November 22, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Westminster, Colorado – November 23, 2024 - November 25, 2024
  • Dec 2024

  • Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT) - Orlando, FL – December 3, 2024 - December 4, 2024
  • Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR) - Orlando, FL – December 5, 2024
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) - Orlando, FL – December 6, 2024 - December 8, 2024
  • Once you have sent your tuition and registration information expect to receive the following emails from us:

    1) Within 48 business hrs after registering confirming payment and registration information.
    – – no less than 3 days after this email you must provide us with any additional info we’ve requested to complete your registration or your tuition may be refunded and an administrative fee of $50.00 and the Processing Fees of 3.5% will be charged!

    2) Once the instructor chooses the venue location.

    3) About 7 – 10 days your instructor will provide additional details .

    >>> If you do not see these emails:

    • Please confirm that the email you provided us in your registration info is accurate.
    • Contact ICTA Admin immediately and make sure we have the correct email address for you.

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    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.

    Prerequisites

    >>>> All ICTA classes are taught in the English language <<<<<
    A solid, functional (both verbal and written) knowledge of the English language is required to attend ICTA Cupping programs.

    Prerequisites to attend the Contemporary Cupping Methods
    Program

    • 24 hours
    • 3 days

    You have completed the Full Study of Human Anatomy and Physiology.

    You have a license for or can show proof of formal training in soft tissue manipulation, joint work and Kinesiology.

    Prerequisites to attend the Advanced Cupping Techniques
    Program

    • 16 hours
    • 2 days

    You have completed the ICTA Contemporary Cupping Methods program.

    You have been doing Cupping for at least 4 months after taking Contemporary Cupping Methods training.

    Prerequisites to attend the Facial Cupping Rejuvenation Program
    (FR)*

    • 8 hours
    • 1 days

    You have completed training in formal Facial Aesthetics by an approved aesthetics school, institute or program affiliated with a larger healthcare curriculum.

    or

    You have completed the Contemporary Cupping Methods Program.

    Tuition

    Early Registration applies when payment is received no less than 30 days before the workshop starts.
    Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM)

    24 hours ~ 3 days

    $605. usd
    $545. usd - 30 days advance
    Advanced Cupping Techniques (ACT)

    16 hours ~ 2 days

    $465. usd
    $420. usd - 30 days advance
    Facial Cupping Rejuvenation (FR)

    8 hours ~ 1 day

    $395. usd
    $350. usd - 30 days advance

    FR tuition includes:

    • Belletazze and Bell Sets
    • Theromotherapy Stones
    • Proprietary Masque

    Other Discounts

    Military and Students
    Please provide your Military or Student ID
    for 1 set of Baguanfa Cups

    Small Groups
    (minimum 4 ppl)
    > Group must be registered and tuition paid in full 30 days before training starts

    Please email Workshops@CuppingTherapy.ORG with your small group information for assistance.

    Continuing Education CEs/ Hours

    The ICTA is not currently seeking approval from additional boards.

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    NCBTMB® National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage #451493-10 (24 CE)

    CMMOTA – Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (12 CE Hrs)

    CDHE – Colorado Division of Private Occupational Skills §23-64-101 Compliant

    MTAS Massage Therapy Association Of Saskatchewan (20 Primary Hrs)

    MTAA Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (12.25 Secondary Hrs)

    NYSED New York State Education Department #451493-10 (24 CE)

    TDLR Texas Department Of Licensing & Regulation #1565 (24 CE)

    LABMT Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy #LAP01972 (24 CE)

    MTAM Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (24 Core Hrs)

    VSAC Vermont Student Assistance Corp #18782 (24 Hrs)

    CATA Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (9.6 CE)

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (24 CE)

    Florida Board of Massage Therapy #50-10028 (24 CE)

    Florida Board of Athletic Training #50-10028 (24 CE)

    NHPC Natural Health Practitioners Of Canada (15 CE)

    Florida Board of Acupuncture #50-10028 (24 CE)

    Arizona State Board Of Physical Therapy (24 CE)

    Arizona Board Of Athletic Training (24 CE)

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    NCBTMB National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage #451493-10 (16 CE)

    CMMOTA – Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (10 CE Hrs)

    CDHE – Colorado Division of Private Occupational Skills §23-64-101 Compliant

    MTAS Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan (16 Primary Hrs)

    MTAA Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (9 Secondary Hrs)

    MTAM Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (16 Core Hrs)

    CATA Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (4.5 CE)

    LABMT Louisiana Board of Massage #LAP0224 (16 CE)

    Florida Board of Massage Therapy #50-10028 (16 CE)

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (8 CE)

    Florida Board of Athletic Training #50-10028 (16 CE)

    NYSED Approved CE Provider #451493-10 (16 CE)

    Florida Board of Acupuncture #50-10028 (16 CE)

    Arizona State Board Of Physical Therapy (8 CE)

    Texas Approved CE Provider #1565 (16 CE)

    Arizona Board Of Athletic Training (8 CE)

    Vermont Student Assistance Corp – #18782 (16 Hrs)

    NHPC Natural Health Practitioners Of Canada (10 CE)

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    NCBTMB® National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork #451493-10 (8 CE)

    CMMOTA – Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (5 CE Hrs)

    TDLR Texas Department Of Licensing & Regulation #1565 (8 CE) NHPC (8 CE)

    CDHE – Colorado Division of Private Occupational Skills §23-64-101 Compliant

    MTAS Massage Therapy Association Of Saskatchewan (7.5 Primary Hrs)

    MTAA Massage Therapy Association Of Alberta (4.5 Secondary Hrs)

    NYSED New York State Education Department #451493-10 (8 CE)

    LABMT Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy #LAP01972 (8 CE)

    MTAM Massage Therapy Association Of Manitoba (8 Core Hrs)

    CATA Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (4.5 CE)

    VSAC Vermont Student Assistance Corp #18782 (8 Hrs)

    Florida Board of Massage Therapy #50-10028 (8 CE)

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (8 CE)

    Florida Board of Athletic Training #50-10028 (8 CE)

    Florida Board of Acupuncture #50-10028 (8 CE)

    Arizona State Board Of Physical Therapy (8 CE)

    Arizona Board Of Athletic Training (8 CE)

    Workshop Cancellation Refund Policy

    > We have a 24 hour Buyers Remorse clause allowing for a 100% refund minus the processing fee.

    > Up to 25 days before the workshop, we refund tuition 100% – less $50.00 administration fee and the processing fee of 3.5%.

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

    > Less than 15 days – no refunds.

    Cancellation and rebooking must be made in writing VIA EMAIL to workshops@cuppingtherapy.org.

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    > 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 untended or cancelled email addresses or non-functioning phone numbers to make proper contact with those registered.  Registrants must contact ICTA ASAP in the event your contact information changes.

    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 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 to workshops@CuppingTherapy.ORG.

    Private Workshops

    We can provide private onsite training of our workshops. Minimum number of attendees is 10 people.

    Here’s your opportunity to bring our workshops to your facility without requiring the travel and logistics necessary to attend one of our regularly schedule workshops.

    Please have a few options for specific dates as this will assist in coordinating schedules to see when one of our instructors is available.

    The pricing model is based on 10 students for a fixed, base rate; which declines for 12-15 students and again for 16-20 students.

    Outside the mainland U.S – the minimum number of attendees is 12 people.

    The pricing model is based on 12 students for a fixed, base rate; which declines for 14-16 students and again for 17-20 students.

    Contact workshops@cuppingtherapy.org to arrange for a private onsite training consultation!

    Workshop Referrals

    If you refer someone to our Contemporary Cupping Methods (CCM) workshop (and they register, pay in full and attend) we will email you a $25.00 gift certificate for the ICTA and EarthSpa R&D!

    Simply send an email with the subject line GIFT CERTIFICATE to info@cuppingtherapy.org with your name and the name and email address of the person you are referring, BEFORE their scheduled workshop.
    If they sign up and pay in full, after they complete the CCM workshop, we will email you your gift certificate.

    We will not honor claims made of referrals post training, so make sure to contact us PRIOR to the workshop date your friend or colleague is taking! ~ ~ info@cuppingtherapy.org ~ ~

    The certificate can be used as a credit towards equipment purchase or tuition for a workshop (the order must be placed by telephone at 425-999-2225 in order to calculate your discount). All shipping and handling costs remain your responsibility (we still have to pay the post office!). The gift certificate must be used by 1 year after it is issued (the date we receive the referral via email and the gift certificate number is assigned).

    Workshop Locations

    In order to protect the privacy and safety of those who are registered, the ICTA will not disclose the address to anyone not on the workshop rosters.  ICTA’s objective is not for secrecy, but for the privacy and security of those attending.

    Our Educators contract their venues about 3 – 4 weeks in advance of the workshop based on how many practitioners are on their roster.  Because our workshops are practitioner-exchange based and require a massage and equipment table setup for every 2 students, they need to contract for an appropriately sized space.

    Once we receive tuition we send an email with a registration form link (please complete within 3 business days) and once approved that seat is reserved on the roster.

    As soon as the instructor contracts with the venue they will let everyone on their roster know via email so students can make their logistical arrangements.

    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 safe and convenient as possible.

    Usually our workshops are held at hotels who have a large meeting rooms with bathroom facilities nearby.  Occasionally we hold them at training institutes – but this is usually a situation when the institute is hosting our training.  If they do choose a hotel – they always try to get a good group room rate and will let the students know about that as well.