The Myofascial Cupping technique provides profound benefits for your clients, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, Myofascial Cupping can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.
- Current evidence-based research supporting the benefits associated with Myofascial Cupping.
- Use of equipment, infection control and contra-indications.
- Anatomy of the fascia and its inter-relationship with the musculo-skeletal system.
- After thorough demonstrations and discussion, students will practice exact area specific sequences including correct direction and amount of negative pressure to be applied.
- Specific clinical applications including the treatment for Myofascial Trigger Points, Plantar Fasciitis and various shoulder conditions will be explored.
|Time:||9.30am – 4.30pm each day (hours can vary from venue to venue)|
Saturday 1 July & Sunday 2 July 2023
Founder – David Sheehan (Australia)
DAVID SHEEHAN has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Diploma of Health Science (Remedial Massage) and Diploma of Education. His career highlights include working as a lead sports trainer with various football clubs, which included the use of vacuum cupping for both prevention of and treatment for injuries. Over time, David has developed these skills and now teaches his own energy efficient and effective cupping techniques to massage therapists and physiotherapists in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Unites States.
How does it work?
By creating a Negative Pressure (tensional) above the surface of the tissues, we decrease the atmospheric pressure allowing the tissue to be lifted and thus causing changes in pressure beneath the skin including the muscle and surrounding fascia. Importantly, our gliding technique creates a traditional MFR technique (push/compression effect) using the leading rim of the cup, which is then followed by a ‘lifting’ negative pressure over the same area (pull effect). As the cup leaves the area we once again create a push/compression effect.
Who uses Myofascial Cupping?
- Massage & Remedial therapists
- Sport medicine professionals
Why you should attend this workshop
- Learn to lift and separate soft tissue, rather than compression techniques which can be painful and ineffective.
- Change from the ‘thumb busting’ day in day out approach to your day in the clinic.
- Treat conditions all more effectively incorporating Negative Pressure which you cannot achieve using traditional Myofascial Release techniques.
- Create change both on a musculoskeletal and on a subtle level (dampens sympathetic division of autonomic nervous system).
- Produce painless results similar to deep tissue work.
- Offer your clients an alternative to standard massage treatments.
Hi everyone. I just wanted to share the following. I treated one of my clients who plays an elite sport with a sports massage treatment including myofascial cupping. One of his main issues was plantar fasciitis. 1 week after his 1st cupping treatment he advised that it made such a difference and that it was the first time he played a game in weeks without the need for a cortisone injection. He has had his 2nd session since and is loving the results. This was great to hear!
Michelle Marie Bautista, Chatswood NSW
Important Registrations Details
- Registrations are available via this website only with PayPal in Australian Dollars.
- Upon payment, you will receive an automatically generated receipt via email. This will then be followed up within a day or so with another email from our office with an attached Information Sheet with all the details you will require for your workshop.
- Students need their own cupping set to take this class. Cupping Sets are available for purchase ($100.00) at the workshop or you can bring your own set. Details will be sent with your confirmation letter for pre-ordering.
How does it work?
What to bring
- For some venues students may need to bring their massage table
- 2 small towels and bolster
- Water Bottle, Snacks & Lunch (Tea and Coffee provided for morning tea)
- Notepad and something to write with (presentation notes will be provided)
- Disinfectant wipes to clean cups
- Your preferred massage creams (oils not so good as it gets too slippery)
- $100 (cash only) to pay for your new cupping set (a tax receipt will be issued) OR bring your own cupping set
Download a “Benefits of Myofascial Cupping Technique™” flyer
“My name is Lynda Stephens, I participated in the Myofascial Cupping Technique workshop on the weekend of the 14th and 15th November. Loved the techniques learned. I found David’s teaching style inclusive and respectful. A session of theory, followed by lots and lots of practical work was a great way to work.”