18 CE Hour Advanced Myofascial Cupping (Computer-Based Live Interactive Webinar)

CE Institute

$199.00 $225.00

This live course is approved by NCBTMB, FL, SC, GA & TN boards of massage and all states that accept NCBTMB hours.  Florida Board of Massage will accept this course as a live "relevant to massage techniques" hands-on training for the 2022/2023 relicensing period due Aug 31, 2023.

If you are taking this training for CE credit, please check with your own board to ensure you will receive the credit you need PRIOR TO registering or paying for this class.  There is a $25 cancellation fee to cancel for any reason, plus 7-days notice is required prior to the start of training to change or cancel.

In this live interactive webinar, you will have some opportunity to have instructor interaction with questions/answers and hear other students' questions regarding the presented material.  Our webinars are largely interactive with polls, break-out sessions with the other students and more.  Please read the email instructions provided prior to the start of your training to get the very most out of it!  Please login to your live webinar 30 minutes prior to the start of class.  Any student who is not logged in at the start of class, or anyone does not attend the entire online class will not receive a certificate or CE credit.  We cannot provide a certificate or partial CE credit for partial attendance for any webinar. Please click HERE to view our Webinar FAQs & Policies.  Thank you.


18 CE Hour Advanced Myofascial Cupping (Computer-Based Live Interactive Webinar) is offered in the EASTERN TIME ZONE on the following dates:

  • Please select "10 am February 25, 2023" above for the following 3-Day class schedule: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 25, 26 & 27 from 10 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Time Zone.


  • Please select "1 pm May 16, 2023" above for the following 3-Day class schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 16, 17 & 18, 2023 from 1 pm to 7:30 pm Eastern Time Zone.


This class is taught as two separate subjects: Myofascial Release with Orthopedic Cupping.  On your first day of training, we will review the world of fascia, and how to manipulate it through strokes with your fingers, hands and forearms.  On your third day of training you will learn a full body cupping myofascial decompression routine which will utlize the hands-on myofascial strokes that are learned on day one to manipuate the scalp, feet, face and other areas that are less opportune for cupping manipulation. Your second day of training will include basic information such as cupping contraindications plus hands-on practice of advanced cupping maneuvers to incorporate in an isolated treatment area or as a full body protocol.

Orthopedic cupping massage is used to release superficial facia, myofascia and other soft tissues. It's one of bodywork’s latest and greatest techniques where east meets west and turned into best! Included in this class are over 25 cupping skills application and soft tissue manipulation instructor demonstrations plus myofascial j-stroking, palming, alphabet stroking, clock technique testing and more.  Many of the hands-on applications can be practiced on oneself during class.  

Cupping has highly evolved since the 2016 Rio Olympics. Traditional meridian cupping was set aside, and orthopedic cupping massage emerged as a new distinct form of massage and bodywork.

Orthopedic cupping massage stretches and releases soft tissue restrictions which can create a human domino effect of better tissue metabolism that can lead to better athletic performance and other health related benefits. While stationary cups applied along meridians are still practiced today with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), orthopedic cupping massage provides a new bodywork approach.

This class shows how to apply cupping skills and techniques over traditional orthopedic injuries such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, surgical knee repairs, etc., and how to practice a full body cupping massage with oil.  We will spend time learning about myofascial restrictions, soft tissue adhesions, muscle tension, and how we might relieve these orthopedic medical conditions with cupping applications and techniques. The concept of our Orthopedic Cupping class is to apply this ancient eastern medicine to western musculoskeletal issues and bodywork.  Your last two days of training will include:

  • cupping history
  • theory
  • contraindications
  • endangerment sites
  • equipment types 
  • equipment care
  • general cupping rules
  • cupping methods
  • over a dozen different types of cupping techniques for various athletic, orthopedic and spot treatments
  • a full body myofascial decompression treatment
  • a brief vacuum therapies lecture
  • multiple instructor demonstrations and with student hands-on follow-along practice time

For those who wish to safely do so, we will practice a various amount of orthopedic cupping maneuvers on our own shoulders, arms, chest, quadriceps and lower legs, throughout various hours of the class to become more familiar of the different ways that cups can maneuver and stretch the underlying tissues.

We will also show you several different types of cups that can be used with orthopedic bodywork that are available on the market today, and review which cups might be the best type for your use and practice.  We do not sell cups, however once you have registered for class, we will send you an email of different cups of sets and sellers where you can purchase your own set of cups for about $25 or less.  This class will teach you the pros and cons of the different cupping materials and mediums available for orthopedic bodywork and general cupping purposes.

This class does not use any electrical machines to perform cupping.  This is a modern up-to-date class with real hands-on cupping applications that uses individual cups to promote circulation, pain relief, increased range of motion, athletic performance, etc.  Orthopedic cupping massage primarily uses plastic and silicone cups which are within most massage therapy scopes of practice because the client’s soft tissue (including superficial fascia and myofascia) is constantly being stretched and manipulated with a tool in movement which is the cup. Stationary TCM cupping application with fire and glass cups along meridians are regularly considered
beyond a massage therapist’s scope of practice and are not considered to be within a standard orthopedic cupping massage application.

This class is for students who are new to cupping.  This class would not be appropriate for therapists who are already practicing or are proficient in Tuina, TCM or Cupping.  The entire class solely addresses orthopedic/western musculoskeletal issues - Chinese Meridians are not addressed or covered in this class.

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About your Instructor:

Selena Belisle has practiced massage therapy for 30 years.  She started with sports massage in 1989 and sought formal “full body” massage therapy training in 1995 in a 1,000+ hour program at the Massage Institute of New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Selena completed her first Traditional Chinese Medicine Certification from the NE School of Acupuncture in the 1990s.   She went on to complete a 2nd TCM Certification which included cupping, tuina and Chinese healing methods in a month-long program from the Beijing Hospital in Beijing China in 2000.  She has also travelled to Xi’an China to view the terracotta warriors, the outskirts of Beijing to walk “The Great Wall”,  as well as Shanghai China to view the Huangpu River aka “the Bund”.  Her touring of China was most importantly used to spend time amongst the Chinese people and learn more about their history, practices and culture.  She has visited many authentic Chinese temples, burial grounds, places of healing and sacred sites as part of her Chinese studies.  You can view a more complete list of Selena’s professional accolades, experience and training by clicking HERE. Selena also founded and managed one of New England’s largest alternative health care clinics in the 1990s, which included 4 acupuncturists and 4 chiropractors and over 40 massage therapists from 1996, until she sold in 2005.  It was here where she helped thousands of others with TCM care including extensive cupping massage techniques and other forms of orthopedic bodywork.

CE Institute LLC prides itself in providing the very best of instructors and educational experiences for our students.  Sign-up today and prepare yourself for an incredible 5-star learning experience. 


Instructor Selena Belisle's newest article in Orthopedic Cupping Bodywork from Massage Magazine

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