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Stretching with Cupping Course - Advanced Continuing Education

Stretching with Cupping

About The Course

Stretching with Cupping is an intensive, advanced-level class utilizing cupping with various forms of stretching. Most massage therapists use stretching to complement their sessions. As we work with our clients using cupping therapies, we’re looking for ways to lessen strain on our bodies and maintain the high standards we and our clients have set. Using Cupping with Stretching to enhance the modality of cupping will bring a new level of therapy to your session. Combining cupping with isometric, isotonic, active, passive, dynamic, and pin-hold stretching techniques creates a powerful and dynamic therapeutic session.

The purpose of this class is to continue your education of cupping, deepening your understanding of how cupping will lessen hand and arm strain while achieving better stretching results with your client. Helping to increase range of motion and flexibility, improving the health of clients. As a natural progression of massage and bodywork, we all start with the basics and begin to incorporate stretching. So, after mastering the basics of cupping, adding stretching with cupping is the natural progression. In this class, students will be able to follow along learning how to work around the entire body utilizing stretching with cupping in various applications.


Stretching with Cupping is an intermediate-level course intended to be taken after Level 1. As such, this course does not offer any instruction on the basics of ACE VacuTherapies. Students are expected to take a Level 1 equivalent cupping therapy course prior to enrolling in Stretching with Cupping.

Qualifying workshops include:

Recommended Equipment

No specific equipment is required to enroll in this course.

Students are expected to train along with the course using their cups. The equipment featured in the video includes silicone manual cups and a variety of polycarbonate and glass cups. Techniques are demonstrated using an ACE MediCupping machine for suction, but these techniques may also be performed using manual cups if so desired.

To best train along with the videos, it is recommended that students own a set of silicone cups and a general purpose cupping therapy set that includes glass or polycarbonate cups. If you need equipment, we’ve provided some recommendations below.

Silicone Cups

Cupping Therapy Set

Introduction to Stretching with Cupping

Draping and Cup Selection

Arm and Shoulder

Latissimus Dorsi and Pectoralis Major / Minor

Neck and Jaw

Side Lying

Prone Hips and Legs

Supine Hips and Legs


Completing Stretching with Stretching