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Cupping Workshop

In this in-person workshop, you will learn the science, fundamentals, and benefits of cupping therapy as Certified Athletic Trainer and Exercise Recovery Specialist, Bri Garner and Certified Athletic Trainer, Chelsea Adams demonstrates and shares various techniques, core concepts, and client's case studies. The foundational knowledge that you will gain from this class will help to expand your therapeutic options and practice.


This course is intended to instruct professionals on releasing scar tissue and fascia adhesions, manage trigger points, improve circulation, relieve pain and promote mobility. Many clinical conditions may benefit from cupping as part of program design to improve functional outcomes.



At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to;

- recognize the history and benefits of cupping therapy

- List indications, contraindications, and precautions for cupping therapy

- Identify the evidence-based research for cupping therapy

- Recognize the application of cupping therapy as part of program design

to treat a variety of clinical conditions to promote mobility and functional outcomes

Each day consists of audio and visual presentations, lectures, group discussion, and hands-on application of the treatments. Each student will perform the treatments. Students will receive a comprehensive file with lessons reviewed throughout this workshop.
All equipment and supplies are provided for the students use in lab.


Day 1

  • Introduction, history of negative pressure cupping, theory, equipment safety and infection control

  • Evidence related to cupping therapy, precautions, indications and contraindications, and benefits

  • Myofascial release concepts, scar release

  • Applications of clinical cupping and demonstration

  • Cupping demo: upper body positioning & technique

  • Cupping interventions for specific conditions

Day 2

  • Cupping demo: lower body positioning & technique

  • Cupping interventions for specific conditions

  • Application for low back pain, ITB syndrome, tight hip flexors, hamstring strain, calf stiffness, plantar fasciitis

  • Review presentation with lab demos

  • Post-course exam and course evaluation

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Contact Hours

Two day course (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Target Audience

Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Reflexologists

Instructional Level: Intermediate

BOC Level: Advanced

Criteria for Completion

A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

Personnel Disclosure


All payment should be forwarded directly to Bri Garner, Certified Athletic Trainer, Exercise Recovery Specialist. Please follow prompts on the next page for payment instructions.

No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee

Content Disclosure

This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service; however the application and history of cupping.

Cancellation Policy:

For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact us by or by phone at 470-252-6581.Cancellations must be submitted prior to July 15th, 2023 to receive a full refund. Cancellations between July 16th and 29th will be able to receive partial refund. No refunds will be permitted after July 29th, 2023.

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