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Advanced Treatment Perspectives:

Cupping As A Soft Tissue Tool



The purpose of this course is to introduce Manual Therapists to Cupping Therapy. In this course you will learn to use Cupping Techniques with Plastic Cups. Traditional Cupping is beyond the scope of practice for most regulated healthcare professional who do not belong to The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

This course is unique in that the focus is on the use of Cupping as a soft tissue tool to be incorporated into the therapeutic treatment of various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

This course includes the following:

  • Review of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions - etiology, clinical presentation, treatment approach

  • Strategic use of Cupping as a soft tissue tool 

*Cupping Set included with registration


16 hours


Delivery Model:

In-class (2 days)



Module 1: Introduction to Cupping

  • History of Cupping

  • Types of Cupping 

  • Effects of Cupping 

  • Cupping as a soft tissue tool

  • Precautions and Contraindications

Module 2: General Application

Module 3: Treatment of Axial Conditions/Injuries: In-depth Review of Conditions and Regional Muscular Anatomy 

  • Tension Headaches

  • Whiplash

  • Respiratory Conditions

  • Sprain / Strain

  • Space Occupying Lesions of Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

  • Facet Joint Irritation

  • Hyperkyphosis

  • Hyperlordosis

  • Scoliosis

  • SI Joint Dysfunction

Module 4: Treatment of Upper Limb Conditions/Injuries: In-depth Review of Conditions and Regional Muscular Anatomy

  • Tendinous Conditions

    • Bicipical, Rotator Cuff, Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, Trigger Finger / Thumb

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Strains​

  • Contusions

  • Sprains and Instabilities

  • Fractures

  • Burns and Scar Tissue

  • Neurological Compression Conditions

    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome​, Pronator Teres Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Degenerative Joint Changes and Postural Holding Patterns

Module 5: Treatment of LowerLimb Conditions/Injuries: In-depth Review of Conditions and Regional Muscular Anatomy

  • Tendinous Conditions

    • Patellar, Hamstrings, Achilles

  • Contractures

    • Hip Flexor, IT Band, Hamstrings​

  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

  • IT Band Friction Syndrome

  • Meniscal Injuries

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Strains

  • Contusions

  • Sprains and Instabilities

  • Fractures

  • Burns and Scar Tissue

  • Neurological Compression Conditions

    • Piriformis Synodrome​

  • Degenerative Joint Changes and Postural Holding Patterns

Visit the Course Calendar page for information on course dates and location

Read what past participants had to say...

This class was informative, fun, and easy to follow along. Instructor was engaging and kept power points and downtime to a minimum. Would absolutley recommend to other Manual Therapists.

Danielle Lademer, RMT

St. Thomas, Ont.

Fantastic, very detailed and practical knowledge. Easily integrated into practice with lots of hands on opportunity during course.

Ashley Naranjo

London, Ont.

Mark was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough with course content and demonstrations. He kept the day light and fun! Prepare to be a bit ender all over after but great experience/course.

Coleen Martuccio, RMT

Niagara Fall, Ont.

Very informative, great pace. Mark is easy going, very knowledgeable, and makes leaning fun. He really knows his stuff.

Anonymous, RMT

London, Ont.

Amazing course! With the knowledge I have gained I feel confident going forward using this technique to treat my clients.

St. Catharines, Ont.

Very informative and yet easy to follow. I appreciate all the hand on time we had to practice. Mark knows his stuff!! Great tunes!


Thorold, Ont.

Loved it! Great course, easy to follow and understand. Mark was amazing at explaining all information, I highly recommend this course. Can't wait to take another course.


London, Ont.

Mark is an excellent teacher who goes the extra mile to make sure that we understand exactly what it is that he is teaching. He's chill and fun and yet still very professional. I will be back to take another course with him.

Linda Birch, RMT

Goderich, Ont.

I had an amazing weekend course at ConEd Institute. Mark is an awesome instructor, very knowledgeable, and very confident.

Manuel Batista, RMT

Sarnia, Ont.

Clear. Hands-on. Well prepared. Useful in practice. Not a waste of time. Adapts to various leaning abilities.


Burlington, Ont.

Loved it! A great course filled with a lot of great and useful information, hands-on experience, and guidance.


Huntsville, Ont.

This course was informative with great techniques. Mark was so funny in a good way, great sense of humour. He is knowledgeable and energetic. Lots of hands-on. I would recommend this cupping course. Excellent!!

Daisy Tagyan, RMT

Toronto, Ont.

Awesome refresher on anatomy and conditions. Instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to convey information and material really well.


Bracebridge, Ont.

Very easy going course, well knowledgeable instructor. Provided many alternatives as well as demonstrations. Very hands on course.

Anonyous, RMT

Mark is a great instructor. He is very passionate about his profession and it shows through this course. He is very knowledgeable and always take the time to answer your questions as thorough as possible. This course is great and I'll refer it to anyone. Can't wait to take more ConEd courses! I don't do early mornings usually, but this was worth it!!


Woodbridge, Ont.

I highly recommend this course. It will be a very useful tool in my practice! Mark made it educational, interesting, and fun. Thanks.

Jackie Gorelle, RMT

Brampton, Ont.

The cupping course at ConEd is very interesting and fun. Mark, our instructor was very informative and went above and beyond with answering any of our questions.


Bowmanville, Ont.

Course was amazing, very thorough 2 days. Mark was very knowledgeable and gave great examples and scenarios for different conditions throughout the body.


Toronto, Ont.

Great instructor. Very knowledgeable. Good techniques.

Paulo Reyes, RMT

Mississauga, Ont.

Be ready to learn and practice. Review your anatomy, review layers of skin, fascia, muscle. Fun, short and effective. Great course. Thanks again Mark.

Vincent Tran, RMT

Mississauga, Ont.

Excellent content, lots of hands on time. I definitely recommend this course.

Tina Boersen, RMT

Stratford, Ont.

Very hands on, excellent clinical, immediately applicable. Mark is very knowledgeable, a pleasure to watch. Mark emits a great vibe; professional and knowledgeable, yet relaxed and real. Keep up the awesome work.

Tammy, ND

Toronto, Ont.

Mark is very knowledgeable and very helpful when answering questions. The course is very comprehensive. Would recommend.

Anonymous, RMT

Aurora, Ont.

Thanks you! It was great - easily transferable into my practice.

Nancy Allan, RMT

Kitchener, Ont.

Mark is super knowledgeable and was able to show us so many additional movements and stretches we could do with the cups on vs. leaving them and the patient at rest. The course moved at a fast pace but because of our small group it worked out well.


Toronto, Ont.

This course is full of lots of hands on - practicing with the cups has made me feel more confident to put this in my practice. Mark was an amazing instructor.


London, Ont.

Tons of information and review. Lots of cupping time. Instructor was amazing. Showed us cupping techniques and other ways to use cupping in your practice with stretching.


Dorchester, Ont.

This cupping course was informative, very hands-on, thorough, and fun! Mark was a great instructor.


Peterborough, Ont.

This course give the best hands-on practice. Practitioners learn to feel the difference of having and not having cupping as a therapeutic approach. The course techniques would be beneficial to patients.

Maria Lodevico, DOMP

Toronto, Ont.

Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and paced the course according to participants. Very laid back, easy going course. Great information!


Strathroy, Ont.

This course fully prepares practitioners to feel confident and comfortable using cups to treat a range of conditions after one weekend. Any therapist looking for additional tools for their practice should take this course. It exceeded my expectations. 

Amanda Kelley, RMT

Aurora, Ont.

Very knowledgeable teacher, explains everything in a very simple way.

Manouela Milkova, RMT Student

Windsor, Ont.

This course saves your hands. Cupping is just another tool in our box to make our treatments full of variety and challenge. I loved this course and was very impressed with Mark's level of knowledge, expertise, and experience. Great rapport with our group. Thanks so much Mark!

Janet Marzan, RMT

Toronto, Ont.

Great course; very educational. Great review of condition, cupping techniques and combinations are demonstrated very well. By far one, if not the most educational and beneficial courses I've taken so far in my career.

Natalie Paynton, RMT

Waterloo, Ont.

The hands-on approach to learning cupping techniques was extremely helpful. Our instructor had boundless energy and had a great way of making course material interesting and relatable.

Molly Maguire, RMT

Peterborough, Ont.

Best instructor and cupping course. My new knowledge of cupping will be easily transferable into treatment with clients. The instructor, Mark prepared us well.


Newmarket, Ont.

Very informative course that you can use in your treatments to make more money, to help your patients with various conditions. And it is always good to learn something else.

Mirjan Alpiev, RMT

Maple, Ont.

Really happy with the pictures of how to place cups for conditions.

Anonymous, RMT

Great instructor, fun course, very hands on!

Olivia Flegg, RMT

Brighton, Ont.

Very hands on and allows you to incorporate things you already knew into the cupping.


Belleville, Ont.

Very informative! Mark is a great instructor!

Anonymous, RMT

Mark creates a very open environment where discussion was easy. Great rapport with students and delivered the content in a well thought out and systematic manner.

Susanne Cary, RMT

Whitby, Ont.

This course was pretty comprehensive and I liked the ample practice time. I also felt the instructor was knowledgeable in terms of anatomy and conditions which made me feel more confident that the cups were potentially beneficial

Anonymous, RMT

1. During this course you learn very helpful techniques.

2. You review anatomy, physiology, conditions, and protocols for treatment.

3. Cupping techniques I will use on every patient.


Newmarket, Ont.

Mark was very knowledgeable and on top of the material at all times. Deb was funny and engaging, easy to follow. Both Mark and Deb were approachable and open to questions and feedback. Loved the treatment based approach to cupping application, not just a "how to use the cups safely" course, but really how to help your clients effectively.

Lindsay Wagner, RMT

Burlington and Waterdown, Ont.

The instructors are very knowledgeable and know how to explain things in a way that makes it easy to understand. Loved the visuals! They create a welcoming / comfortable atmosphere. Would choose ConEd again!!


Sarnia, Ont.

Amazing! Lots of visual and hands on work. Finished course feeling confident using cupping, can't wait to incorporate it in my treatments.

Tabitha Bernard, RMT

Sarnia, Ont.

Really great, descriptive course, also a refresher for certain areas/conditions of the body.

Kerry Sutherland, RMT

Wiarton, Ont.

The course is very thorough and fare paced. Super informative.

Devin Sauo-Bawa, RMT

Toronto, Ont.

Good time management. Great material.

Tim Penner, RMT

Kitchener/Waterloo, Ont.

Great course! Perfect instructors! Enough knowledge, information, demos, and reviews! Awesome job!

Oleksandra Markunina, RMT

Toronto, Ont.

The course was very informative and did a good job of being education and fun at the same time. Cupping is a great tool to have to add to treatment plans.


Oakville, Ont.

Great course, great instructors. Learned a lot. Good pace.

Beatrice Seywald, RMT

Oshawa, Ont.

You learn a lot of relevant information and the instructors are very knowledgeable / helpful.

Anonymous, RMT

Strathroy, Ont.

This course is intense and full of great information. Mark and Deb are amazing and so knowledgeable. Having the opportunity to be both therapist and client gives you the benefit of learning from both aspects. 

Fatima Martins, RMT

Cambridge, Ont.

Fun and informative! Thorough too! Would/will recommend this course and ConEd.


Wellland, Ont.

Very educational/knowledgeable instructors. Fun and outgoing. Will highly recommend to other RMTs.

Jenn Fetter, RMT

Stratford Ont.

Awesome course! You need to take this course even if you don't need the CEUs. A lot of material covered - you will used this and cups given are great.


London, Ont.

I have always found Mark and his team incredibly knowledgeable, energetic, and easy to understand.

Be patient, anticipate markings and find your own comfortable way to perform the treatment per condition.

Erin White, RMT

Orleans, Ont.

Cupping course is great! Take it, you won't regret it.

Anonymous, RMT

Bayfield, Ont.

Worth the extra hours. More effective than 1 day course.


London, Ont.

Exceeded my expectations. I had no idea how effective cupping was. Great review of anatomy, conditions, how to treat. Instructors are friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I will definitely use cupping in my practice for every client. Will save my hands and body for years to come.


St. Mary's, Ont.

The teachers - especially Mark possesses a phenomenal knowledge of muscular anatomy. They really know their stuff. Plus easy going and approachable and very helpful in all ways.

Yvonne Brusse, RMT

Windsor, Ont.

Course is very detailed but loads of fun. Mark and Deb are always there to answer any questions or show you different way to do techniques, etc. Definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants something under their belt for their practice!

Anonymous, RMT

London, Ont.

Awesome course! I feel very confident in incorporating cupping into my practice. Great instructors - very knowledgeable.

Meagan Mockler, RMT

London, Ont.

This was very well run. Interesting content and it moved quickly. I will definitely be using in my practice.

Lindsay Costello, RMT

Dunnville, Ont.

Great presentation of course material. Lots of hands on practice and individual attention.

Christine Logan, RMT

Toronto, Ont.

Excellent atmosphere and excellent material. Very applicable.

Anonymous, PT

Norht Bay, Ont.

Yes - take it! It will elevate your practice and save your hands!

Meaghan Coxon, RMT

Richmond Hill, Ont.

It's very informative and hands on. Very fun and interactive.


Mississauga, Ont.

Easy to follow, easy on hands, effective in treatments.

Lina Tolomei, RMT

Brampton, Ont.

It was a great course but it takes a lot out of you. The instructors are very knowledgeable and kept the coure material interesting and moving.

Anonymous, RMT

This is an amazing course to help RMTs to know about cupping treatment and how to use it in our future practice to make the treatment more effective.

Liping Zhang, RMT

Toronto, Ont.

Love how hands on and it is and very little lecture - good short review of things. Also like how easy going the class/course is.

Carolyn Armstrong, RMT

Brampton, Ont.

This was well worth the money and time.

Brenden McCreight, RMT

Brampton, Ont.

Awesome course. Knowledgeable instructors. 3 days went fast.


Welland, Ont.

Excellent, useful tool in conjunction with massage. Anatomy review is extremely helpful!


Cobourg, Ont.

So much hands on time - this was the best part!! Material covered was just enough and great review. I prefer courses that are more doing, rather than reading and sitting at a desk.


Toronto, Ont.

Very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging instructors. Pleasure to work along with and give useful tips.

Blair Morrison., RMT

Sudbury, Ont.

It was vary in depth and hands on!

Emma Locke-Branch., RMT

Huntsville, Ont.

Great tool to save your hands!


London, Ont.

I like the way the review took place and the learning of a lot of new material.


Ottawa, Ont.

Course was great, very hands on and informative. Highly recommended for anyone thinking of enriching their knowledge and adding an amazing tool to your practice.


Toronto, Ont.

The instructors are very well versed in cupping as a modality and do a phenomenal job tying it into many key pathologies and suggestions for improving ADLs.

Derek Smith, RMT

Aurora, Ont.

Great course overall - Great pace. Perfect timing with hands on and review material.

Chris Michael, RMT

Waterloo, Ont.

An amazing course; shows how to prolong your career. Great modality to use especially when you have clients whose muscles are too tight to go manually!! Amazing instructors too! Really teach the course with a passion.

Anonymous, RMT

It's a great tool to add in your tool box and is great for deep tissue.


Tillsonburg, Ont.

Instructors were knowledgeable, kind and well rounded individuals. Has a great time with them. Course was very effective.

Anonymous, RMT

Alliston, Ont.

Great course, lots of info. Kit is awesome. Get lots of rest and drink lots of water!

Christine Hamilton, RMT

Hamilton, Ont.

Great learning material, very useful for everyday practice. Drink plenty of water! Get plenty of sleep!

Kathryn Brown, RMT

Hamilton, Ont.

Course was very interesting and useful as a tool in my massage practice.

Anonymous, RMT

Brampton, Ont.

Everything was great.

Fiona Thomson, RMT

Markham, Ont.

Instructors are knowledgeable and the course is useful.


Toronto, Ont.

Great course! Mark's anatomy knowledge is a great review while learning new techniques. Finished the course with confidence to use cupping during treatments.


Ottawa, Ont.

Excellent course!

Anonymous., RMT

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