Check out our review of Myofascial Decompression Level 1 Online course. If you’re a Massage Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Chiropractor, etc considering a cupping therapy course, see if this is right for you.
Myofascial Decompression has three Level 1 options: Live, Online with a cupping kit, and online without a kit.
Do you have cups? You can probably wait on purchasing their kit.
Chris DePrato, DPT…mostly. What can I say. He’s a clinician, a professor, and a lecturer, so he has public speaking chops. He’s also the founder of MFD, I always like hearing directly from the source when it comes to techniques.
Online. They use the Thinkific platform which a lot of online CEUs have moved to recently. It’s set on rails, so no skipping ahead. You got to follow the course format they established. Only real gripes to hit here, and they’re pretty minor, are:
They need addition views, especiailly close-ups, on some of their videos
They had some sloppy edits on the demos.
Neither are enough to say no to the course, but it’s pretty basic skills to polish up the videos.
Time to Integration
Short answer: it depends. If you’re brand new to cupping, 3 – 4 weeks. If you’re experienced immediate – 2 hours.
Who Is It For?
If you’re an AT, OT, PT, or DC, then I’d say go for it.
Spa/relaxtion-focus massage therapist? Skip it. There are probably better course for you to take that will be more applicable to your work enviroment.
Therapeutic/Sport/Clinical/Medical Massage Therapist? If you’re clients are used to moving during sessions then I’d say go for it.
The course is available for purchase here: https://cuptherapy.thinkific.com/