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Cupping and Gua Sha

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Course duration: 2 evening classes

Cost: $275

During this combined theoretical and practical workshop, we will explore the theory of Cupping and Gua Sha therapy. This course is suitable for those with a background in bodywork who are looking to expand their tool kit to benefit their clients. It is delivered through a blend of online learning and in-person practical workshops.

The background to cupping and Gua Sha therapy will be delivered through our online learning platform. This includes watch-on-demand recordings that will cover all theoretical components including:

  • An understanding of the physiological effects on the body from an Eastern and Western medical perspective
  • Common indications and regions to be treated
  • Common cautions and contraindications including considerations of consent and remnant markings from treatment
  • Application techniques
  • Aspects of dosage
  • Chinese liniments

The practical workshops will include:

  • Demonstration of the application of Gua Sha and glass fire cupping (both fixed and sliding).
  • Space for supervised practice to calibrate pressure and technique
  • Time for questions and answers surrounding this practice and its integration into your treatment toolkit

This course is eligible for 10 CPD Hours


Two 2.5-hour classes will be on Thursday afternoons at the CERES Learning Centre in East Brunswick on Thursday 25th July and 1st of August.

In 2024 there will be a few options to participate in the practical workshops as one day events

  • A full-day session will be offered on 24th March 2024 at Second Story in Collingwood.
    • OR
  • A full-day session will be offered on 20th April 2024 in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Go here for more info on our one day cupping / gua sha events

The college is also working in collaboration with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society to delivery this workshop around the country. Please visit their respective web pages for more information

Course fees

Cost $275 including GST

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Cupping Gua Sha Short Course Enrolment form S1 2024
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