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Myofascial Cupping Therapy and IASTM 2/3 March 2023 in Inverness

Have you often wondered how to use myofascial cupping and IASTM but didn't really know how they worked? These specialist in-person workshops can help.

You will learn about current research and scientific evidence will help you provide myofascial cupping and IASTM safely and professionally in your clinical practice.

After this workshop you will have confidence is the effective use of myofascial cupping and IASTM providing you with treatment diversity and the ability to expand your clinical outcomes and grow your practice.

Cupping therapy is an ancient treatment modality used in traditional medicine in several parts of the world, including China and the Middle East.

There are many types of cupping therapy but this course will focus on dry cupping that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction.   

Cupping therapy can be an incredibly useful treatment for many conditions, but it can be hard to find a therapist who can provide this service.

Our Myofascial Cupping Therapy course is perfect for skilled therapists who want to learn how to use this treatment method successfully. This course offers an evidence-informed approach that can be used in conjunction with other therapies so that you can feel confident in your practice and achieve even better treatment outcomes.

You’ll be able to add this therapy to your toolkit to not only confidently treat both chronic pain and sports injuries but attain even better results.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy is a one-day in-person workshop.

At the Myofascial Cupping Therapy course you will  :

  • discuss the current theories, effects, mechanisms and existing research
  • learn the appropriate amount of suction to be safe and effective
  • learn how to use a variety of different cups to ascertain the best types for your practice - try before you buy
  • learn how to use cups with active and passive movement
  • learn how to apply tissue lifting techniques with a broad cupping stroke
  • learn how cups can be used for scar tissue managment
  • learn about contraindications and cup hygiene
  • learn how to integrate cupping effectively into your practice

Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) uses a variety of stainless steel tools designed to deliver effective treatment and also save your hands.

There are many types of IASTM tools effective for different body parts some using a broader approach and others providing specificity to localised tissue. 

IASTM offers therapists the ability to induce and encourage tissue change relevant to the needs of the client by using a variety of different shaped tools, speed application and direction of applied stroke.

IASTM also offers a different sense of touch thought to mediate the pain experience and encourage better proprioceptive body function.

Many therapists have begun to use IASTM as a means to saving their hands from the demands of manual therapy. This in-person workshop will show you how to get the most effective results with the best body and hand mechanics.

IASTM is a one-day in-person workshop.

At the IASTM Therapy course you will  :

  • discuss the current theories, effects, mechanisms and existing research
  • learn the safe and effective application of a variety shapes and sizes of tools
  • learn how to chose the right tools for you - try before you buy
  • learn appropriate direction, amplitude and pressure of IASTM
  • learn how to get technique specificity with the least effort
  • learn how to use IASTM for different populations and injuries
  • learn contraindications and tool hygiene
  • learn how to integrate IASTM effectively into your practice

You will receive a comprehensive workbook for these workshops detailing theory and practical techniques. A CPD certificate of attendance will be emailed to you after this workshop for insurance purposes.

Who can attend:

Suitable for all manual soft-tissue hands-on therapists with at least a level 3 (or equivalent) in-person qualification including A&P.

Swedish/Holistic massage therapists can attend but will only be insured to use Myofascial Cupping and IASTM in their own scope of practice.

MFR UK reserve the right to decline attendance to those not suitably qualified. 

SMTO Member discount available - Please get in touch for your discount coupon code

Once booked - non refundable (distance selling laws apply).

Your tutor, Linda Currie BA

Linda haas been a manual therapist for over 20 years with a specific interest in sport and athletic performance.

She uses many soft tissue approaches including Myofascial Release, IASTM, cupping, dry needling, self-care and rehabilitation programmes. 

Linda has a BA is in Sport in the Community and has extended her skills to offer bespoke injury and pain rehabilitation programmes across many populations.

She has provided soft tissue therapy for elite sport for over a decade including through the Scottish Institute for Sport, the Scottish Football Association and also for Team Scotland at the 2014, 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Linda is passionate about teaching therapists easy to use and effective hands-on skills, fundamental rehabilitation and exercise programmes to benefit their clients.

Workshop times : 09.30-5pm both days. 

MFR UK. Chieftain Hotel, 2 Millburn Rd, Inverness IV2 3PS

Once booked, you will receive an email with full workshop details including what