Cupping -
Therapeutic Massage 

Healing Arts Connection Continuing Education Center
Marsha Craven, President & Mary Ellen Brown, Partner ~ (623) 215-7988 ~  
1715 W Northern Ave., Ste. 100; Phoenix AZ 85021

Cupping -
Therapeutic Massage


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Therapeutic Massage

 8 CE Hours


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March 14
, 2018
8 CE Hrs - Sold out

$50 Deposit to hold your place in Therapeutic Massage Cupping - Balance due by Early Bird due date to obtain discount.  Please send name as you wanted it printed on your certificate and class date to

$25 Rescheduling Fee - call 623.215.7988 or email prior to rescheduling to confirm dates.




Silicone cups are included  in class fee.  If you have silicone allergies, please do not take this class as you would not be able to participate in the exchanges.

The static use of massage cups leaves a round, visible mark (resembling a bruise) for 2 to 3 days. Sliding the massage cups will redden the skin, which may last up to 2 days.  If this is going to be a problem for you, please delay taking the class until you can participate fully in the exchanges. 

Notice: Arizona Massage Therapy License Renewal:  Effective September 13, 2013 Continuing Education has been reduced to 24 hours. 

Cupping - Therapeutic Massage  8 CE Hours

In this class the student will learn how to safely and properly apply silicone massage cups to a client in 2 methods (static and sliding), indications, benefits and contraindications, and how to properly clean and disinfect the cups.  

After a cupping treatment, the client can expect:

  • Greater range of motion
  • Increased blood flow to stagnant tissue
  • Increased lymph flow, which helps cleanse the body of wastes/toxins
  • Overall sense of relaxation and well-being.

 The benefits of Massage Cupping:

  • Pulls toxins to the surface where they are reabsorbed and flushed out via the lymph system.
  • Releases “stuck” tissue and allows for more mobility
  • Using negative pressure, treatments often are more comfortable than deep tissue massage.
  • Calms the nervous system.

Note to potential students: massage cups used in this class are made of silicone. Those with known allergies to silicone are not permitted to take the class.

The static use of massage cups leaves a round, visible mark (resembling a bruise) for 2 to 3 days. Sliding the massage cups will redden the skin, which may last up to 2 days.  If this is going to be a problem for you, please delay taking the class until you can participate fully in the exchanges.

Prerequisites:  Licensed Massage Therapist, naturopath, chiropractor and possibly other licensed health care professionals with Instructor's permission.  email questions to

Instructor: Joel Sheposh, LMT, NCBTMB Approved Provider #326752-00

CE Hrs: 8

Fee:  $200/$180 if paid by Early Bird Date
         Fee includes foundational set of silicone massage cups, massage cream for use in class

Bring to class:

  • Two sheets

  • Two towels

  • Water bottle


  About Joel Sheposh, LMT

Joel graduated from San Diego State University in 1992 and the International Professional School of Bodywork in 1993.  He has worked as a Massage Therapist at spas, resorts, medical settings and in private practice.

He is NCBTMB Approved Provider #326752-00 and has been teaching courses in massage therapy since 1999, specializing in the Thai Healing Arts.  He has taught at spas, massage schools, massage conferences and private seminars.

He and his wife Lauren have been traveling to Thailand since 2000, where they’ve studied many aspects of the Thai Healing Arts at massage schools, Buddhist temples and privately with master teachers.

Lauren Sheposh, LMT

 Lauren is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Psychic Medium.

She graduated from The International Professional School of Bodywork in 1993 and has maintained a private massage therapy practice since then.  

She’s worked as a Massage Therapist and Spa Consultant at spas and resorts, and as a spa trainer for several Asian spa companies.

As a Psychic Medium she conducts intuitive readings for people, is an animal communicator, and helps to clear spaces.


Conditions Responding to Cupping Therapy  

As these treatments gain wider audience and applications are addressed, new and sometimes surprising results occur.

  • Colds & Influenza
  • Headaches
  • Abscesses
  • Arthritis
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatism
  • High blood pressure, stroke and arteriosclerosis
  • Bronchial asthma & congestion
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Kidney disorders (including frequent/urgent urination)
  • Dispels colds and respiratory infections

Relieves gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea

  • Liver disorders
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Dermatological disorders
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Anxiety & insomnia
  • Post-injury trauma
  • Post-surgery adhesions
  • Cellulite
  • Musculo-skeletal problems: pain, spasms, cramps, tightness, numbness, stiffness of the back and neck
  • Chronic gastric pain
  • Vertigo
  • Menopausal discomforts

Activates the skin, clears stretch marks and wrinkles and improves varicose veins



  • Cupping is contraindicated in cases of severe diseases, i.e. cardiac failure, renal failure, ascites due to hepato-cirrhosis and severe edema, as well as hemorrhagic diseases such as allergic purpura, hemophilia and leukemia, and clients with dermatosis, destruction of skin, or allergic dermatitis.
  • Cupping should not be applied on the portion where hernia exists or has occurred in the past.
  • Broken bones, dislocations, hernias, slipped discs, organ failure, and those undergoing cancer therapy are contraindicated for Cupping.
  • Cupping should not be performed on affected areas during the acute stages of Psoriasis, Eczema or Rosacea.
  • Cupping should not be applied on effected areas during outbreaks of Urticaria (Hives),  Herpes or Shingles.
  • Cupping is contraindicated for those with liver or kidney functional illness, Cardiopathy, 3D Varicosities or over recent surgical incisions.

During pregnancy:

  • Unless the mother has been receiving ongoing Cupping prior to their pregnancy – wait until the 2nd trimester.
Women who have not received Cupping and begin during breast feeding should express several days before the treatment and should wait a few days post treatment to return to breast feeding.






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           Phoenix, Arizona 85021

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