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  Institute  of  Natural  Health  and  Education

    Affordable and accredited clinical massage therapy program.

2022 – Live CE Classes
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Some Advanced Continuing Education Courses maybe composed of online, live classes and hands-on practice designed to educate certified massage therapists and allied health care professionals on specialized techniques, providing them with the opportunity to become unique therapists.

Subject of Study
Chinese Cupping Therapy

Date: Saturday, October 8th
Time: 10:00 am-5:00pm
CE Hour: 6
Cost: $295 -  One professional cupping therapy equipment set with pumping handle and course booklet included. 
Course Deposit: Full course payment required no later than September 28, 2022


Traditional Chinese Medicine recommends acupuncture and the use of natural herbs as healing remedies. Cupping is a lesser-known treatment that is also part of Oriental medicine, one that can provide an especially pleasant experience. One of the earliest documentations of cupping can be found in the work titled A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, which was written by a Taoist herbalist by the name of Ge Hong and which dates all the way back to 300AD.

Instructor:  Antonio Carrico, MSND

What to bring: Set of twin sheets, and Notebook

Course Schedule

  1. Overview of Chinese Medicine
  2. Principles of Yin and Yang
  3. Acupuncture Meridians or Channels
  4. Combining Oriental Massage Techniques with Cupping Massage
  5. Introduction to Chinese Cupping
  6. Benefits of Cupping
  7. Indications and Contraindications
  8. Safety Procedures
  9. Practitioner/Client Interaction
  10. Basic Cupping Application
  11. Business Legality of Cupping Massage
  12. Fundamentals of Four Methods of Cupping Massage Session
  13. Treatment of Common Disorders

Enroll Today! Seats are limited!
Participants are required to enroll and pay for classes no later than (2) week prior to the first day of class.  Minimum of four participants required.
Chinese Cupping Therapy
You will be redirected to the enrollment page after completing the online payment

About the Instructors

Antonio Carrico, MSND

Naturopathic Degree, Acupuncture certificate from China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, a Master Degree in Psychology from California Coast University, and currently finishing a Doctor/PhD. in Acupuncture at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

Melissa Carrico, L.M.T., COTA/L.

Melissa Carrico received her Associate degree in Occupational Therapy from College of DuPage and her second Associate Degree in Management and Marketing from Kankakee Community College. She continues her educational goal at the American Bodywork Institute of Bradley where she became certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork and 

                                               Certified Natural Health Practitioner

By attending these courses, participants will learn specific methods of assessments and treatment approaches to be used during clinical massages