Why Cupping?

Cupping is ancient - One of the oldest known modalities, cupping has been effectively used in every culture since the beginning of mankind. It is documented as far back as Ancient Egypt (1550-2200BC). Traditional Chinese Medicine started recording their findings with cupping around 1000BC. There are more studies and findings with cupping than any other modality.

Cupping is effective - Even the worlds elite athletes who have everything at stake are using cupping. Cupping gives the receiver immediate relief from their body pain and tension. Negative pressure enables the practitioner to work more deeply under the surface of the tissues to help resolve congestion and blockages under the surface.

Cupping is safe - There are very few contraindications with cupping. Once you PROPERLY learn how to perform cupping, there are limitless ways to incorporate these incredible tools. A trained practitioner can safely practice cupping almost anywhere, almost any time, with minimal effort on the part of the practitioner.

Cupping is fun! - no kidding?? when was the last time you could say that your job was fun? There is a certain joy in attaching and removing the cups that is related to the movement of energy in the body. Your clients will LOVE the feeling of release that is felt and you will Enjoy the 'pop' as you remove the cups from your clients bodies!

Save your hands, and see how much more time and energy you have to do the things you love.

The lessons and videos in Cupping Level 1 for Manual Therapists are the same lessons taught in the live training. The teaching videos are comprehensive, and will give you a close up view and explanation of each technique so that you will be ready to practice!

We also have an active public Facebook Group with practitioners from all over the world, and a private group where you can safely ask your questions.

There are short quizzes with most sections to make sure that you are understanding the material correctly. If you complete the course work, you receive a Certificate for course completion.

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About The Cupping Revolution™

The Cupping Revolution™ is a new approach to an ancient modality. Combining traditional cupping methods with contemporary science, this program provides bodywork and healthcare professionals with cupping skills that can be practiced within their professional scope, immediately after completing the course.

The lessons include video demonstrations of all cupping techniques including fire cupping (for demonstration only), stationary cupping, fast cupping, and gliding cupping. Three different levels of depth will be taught and practiced. Each of the cupping methods will be explained and demonstrated, and it will be explained to you in detail which situation you should be using each technique.

Students will practice myofascial gliding cupping, as well as stationary and fast cupping.

Techniques are shown with both silicone and plastic cups where appropriate, the focus in this program is silicione cups as they are currently the safest and most versatile cupping tools.

The lessons discuss the history of cupping and its uses throughout cultures, the evolution of techniques and materials throughout the ages, contemporary uses, and recent research on cupping.

You will learn the indications and contraindications for cupping, precautions, and professional standards for safety.

In order to gain a course completion certificate for this course, all modules must be completed, and there are quiz questions for each module. Students are expected to obtain an 80% final mark on the quiz questions.


I was having the worst trouble elevating my left arm perpendicular to my body without excruciating pain in my middle deltoid. While I was completing the cupping course, I just started cupping my deltoid and my pec major. I was focused on what I was reading more than on what I was doing, so I was quite surprised when I removed the cups and elevated my arm.....WITHOUT ANY PAIN OR DISCOMFORT!!! 🙌🙌🙌



This is my third cupping class, & this is by far the best! Lisa’s knowledge is vast, and her information about sterilization and dynamic cupping is superior.

Lisa from Chicago


This cupping course has taught me great tools and knowledge to help my clients in ways I didn’t know were possible.  All bodyworkers could use the self-care techniques for their longevity.

As a massage therapist, I feel this cupping course will better improve my business by helping my clients with their pain, relaxation & other issues.  I can’t wait to take this on into my career to better improve the overall health of my clients.

I loved the flow of the class, the questions asked and answered.  Also, I loved learning this modality and I look forward to learning and practicing more. Thank you soooo much!!


Your Instructor

Lisa Dowling BA R Ac
Registered Acupuncturist and Manual Therapist 

Hi, I'm Lisa Dowling, and like many of us I got into this work to try to find ways to manage my own chronic pain that stemmed from a freak accident that I had at the age of 7. I had my first life changing experience from a shiatsu therapy treatment that was recommended by my chiropractor who suggested it to help manage my pain. Five years later I found myself on a treatment mat in Thailand studying Thai Massage, and knew that I had found my calling in Eastern Medicine.

From that day in 1997 it has been a constant learning and growing process. My psychology degree was added to with studies in thai massage, martial arts, shiatsu, movement therapy, western sciences - anatomy and physiology, osteopathic techniques, acupuncture - specifically Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion and quite frankly every modality that I tried on myself that helped with my own pain, I explored further. My thirst for knowledge and relief was relentless... and still is!

I began teaching cupping (and other courses) at the Shiatsu School of Canada in 2009, and currently teach at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I started teaching continuing education in 2010 at The University of Toronto, and in 2015 started the Meridian Care Center where I provide courses in Eastern Medicine, Meridian Therapy, Acupressure, Moxibustion, Cupping Therapy, and self-care.

My desire to help practitioners to become the BEST and most efficient they can be at the same time helping them learn how to make a decent living at it with support and coaching.

Since the 2016 Olympics cupping therapy has become extremely popular, and there was a lot of misinformation being circulated through the media networks. It became my mission to try to correct some of the misinformation, and provide high quality, evidence based information that is delivered through the lens of Traditional Medicine.

Course Curriculum


  • An Overview of Bodywork Professionals
  • Multiple Choice Test
  • Practitioner Cautions and General Information

What Is Cupping?

  • History of Cupping
  • Cupping Today
  • Categories of Cupping
  • Cupping for Self Care

Types of Cups

  • Glass Cups
  • Silicone Cups
  • Plastic Cups
  • Size of cups

The Cupping Method

  • Depths of Cupping
  • Three Main Cupping Methods
  • Other Types of Cupping
  • Practice Time

How Does Cupping Work?

  • Mechanism of Cupping
  • Indications for Cupping
  • Cupping Marks
  • Planning Your Treatment

Cautions and Standards

  • Contraindications for Cupping
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Endangerment Zones
  • Treatment Protocols

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

We hope you enjoy your tour of learning in the world of cupping.

Our wish to you ...

... do your best, love yourself, and do no harm.

Get started now for $199 USD

(Canadian at par)