This class will teach myofascial cupping and scrapping techniques for specific sections of the body. It will utilize aspects from the massage curriculum including but not limited to: friction, compression, eastern massage theory and principles, anatomy and physiology theory.

Cupping and Gua sha are methods of Oriental medicine that increase micro profusion or micro circulation of blood at a superficial level in muscles that are tight or in areas where there is congestion or stiffness.  Increased blood flow to muscles and surrounding tissue brings in oxygenated blood and fluids to carry out metabolic waste and deliver the components that are needed for tissue repair.  They also help to break up any superficial adhesions in the tissue that might be contributing to muscle tension and pain.  In addition to relieving pain, these techniques promote relaxation and a sense of wellbeing, while gua sha has been shown to have an effect on the immune system.



Troy City Aikikai

66 Cooksboro rd

Troy, New York 12182

Michael Croes LMT, OBT

Cancellations must be made 15 days before the first day of class to receive a full refund. No refunds for courses already taken. You must attend the entire course to receive credit.

Class will be 1 day, 6 hours each day with a half hour for lunch.

Bring sheets, cream, and or oil.

Notebooks pens/pencils

No recording of classes

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$180006 hours