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Cupping: A Western Orthopedic Perspective

  • 01/22/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cutter Mill Rd, Great Neck, NY 11021
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response, this class is currently sold out. 


An Orthopedic Perspective

(7 CE Hours)

Ideal for manual therapists whose practice is a physically based western perspective.


Deliver non-brutal (no bruise marks) "deep tissue" without breaking a sweat!  This intriguing workshop shows the therapist how to use negative pressure through gliding cup techniques. Using negative pressure serves as a wonderful alternative when positive pressure aggravates the painful area. 

Silicon cups will be used as an extension of your hand.

Usage of the suction cups can be incorporated into many modalities and styles of practice such as:

  • light lymphatic drainage
  • deep tissue massage
  • myofascial release
  • sports or medical massage
  • physical therapy work
  • active release techniques

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to use a variety of cups (plastic pump cups, pliable silicon cups, glass suction cups, rubber plunger)

2. Integrate the usage of cups into the therapist's work (myofascial release, active release, scar tissue release, even lymphatic drainage)

3. Learn a wide variety of negative pressure cupping techniques including how to vary the pressure from heavy to ultralight.

4. Tips and tricks for smoothly transitioning between hand and cup strokes

Early Bird Deadline: January 8, 2017

Early Bird Tuition:  $100 (Members), $140 (Non-members)

Standard Tuition:  $140 (Members), $180 (Non-members)

What to Bring:  Unscented light lubricant, massage table, face cradle, sheets, towel, lunch, snacks, business cards. Silicone Cups preferred; Limited number of sets will be sold at time of workshop. Contact Denise Williams to reserve a set.  Available sets can be purchased online beforehand.



The Inn at Great Neck

30 Cutter Mill Rd, Great Neck, NY 11021 (map)

If traveling by LIRR, take the Port Jefferson line to the Great Neck Station and it is a 2 minute walk.

(not the Adria Hotel & Conference Center as we had originally posted)


Meet Your Instructor:

Denise Williams, LMT, SKDI Karate Instructor, Former NYSSMMT President is a recently retired NY State licensed massage therapist in private practice since 1999. With over 28 years of teaching under her black belt and 17 years in information technology she’s ready to show you how to succeed as an LMT! She can be contacted via


Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Refund allowed up to one week prior to event.      

Afterwards, money credited towards future event or membership.

A $50 Administrative Fee to be applied to cancellation, 

refund or credit requests.

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