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Cupping Therapy Course Online

Cupping Therapy Course Online

Accredited by CPD UK Accredited by CPD UK
Interactive Video Training Interactive Video Training
IPHM Accredited IPHM Accredited
Duration: 5 Hours Duration: 5 Hours
Recognised Certificate Recognised Certificate
Tutor Support Tutor Support

This cupping therapy online course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to buy the perfect cups and the contraindications to cupping. You will discover this ancient practice that promote relaxation, relieves pain through the use of specialised cups.

This Course At A Glance

  • Eligible to apply for the insurance
  • Accredited by International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)
  • Accredited by CPD UK
  • Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
  • Recognise the various techniques and methods of cupping therapy
  • Identify what types of cups you should use and why
  • Understand the limitations of cupping therapy
  • Learn advanced techniques to relieve different types of pain
  • Know how to get rid of a frozen shoulder by exercising
  • Know how to treat carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Understand how to do cupping for relaxation and stress relief
  • Know how to do cupping for iliotibial band syndrome
  • Learn how to do cupping for calf pain, calf cramps and tired and sore calves
  • Know how to do cupping and exercise for plantar fasciitis and generalised foot pain
  • Discover how long you should stretch a muscle for
  • Understand how to perform static cupping and treat using acupressure points.

Cupping Therapy Course Overview

This cupping therapy course is ideal for massage therapists, acupuncturists and other healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who wants to learn about cupping therapy. This course covers everything, from the fundamentals to advanced cupping therapy techniques. You’ll discover how to perform cupping therapy on a person without leaving huge red or purple patches all over their body while yet getting fantastic benefits.

You will also learn about advanced cupping techniques for relieving upper body and limb pain. This online cup therapy course will also teach you to get rid of frozen shoulder, respiration, colds, elbow pain, stress,  chronic ankle pain, etc. Finally, you will understand how to perform static cupping and treat using acupressure points.

Upon successful completion of this online cupping therapy course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to perform cupping therapy effectively and perfectly.

Accredited by

International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) is a leading accredited organisation that certifies and regulates alternative therapists, healers, and training providers around the world. After completing the IPHM accredited course you will be eligible to apply for the insurance.

cpd logoCPD certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world. Many organisations look for employees with CPD requirements, which means, that by doing this course, you would be a potential candidate in your respective field.

QLS LogoThe Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

Who should take this course?

This cupping therapy course online is primarily aimed at:

  • Spa therapists
  • Acupuncturists
  • Massage therapist
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Aspiring massage and cupping  therapist
  • Owners of a cupping therapy clinic
  • Anyone interested to learn about clinical cupping therapy

However, this cup therapy course is not restricted to a single profession or line of work. This course is open to anybody who wants to add a fascinating and beneficial therapeutic technique to their range of skills and knowledge.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no academic entry requirements for this cupping therapy course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • However, you are required to have a laptop/desktop/tablet or smartphone and a good internet connection.

Assessment Method

This cupping therapy course assesses learners through multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of the modules, learners must answer MCQs to complete the assessment procedure. Through the MCQs, it is measured how much a learner could grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 60%.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction To Clinical Cupping Therapy

Welcome to My Course

You Can Join Our Facebook Group if You Want. It is a Great Resource

Learn the 2 Different Cupping Techniques in Under 2 Minutes

Ok, So Let’s Get Serious for a Minute. What is So Wrong About the Red Marks.

So How Does Cupping Work.

What Types of Cups Should I Buy and Why.

These Cups People Swear By, but I Have Just Had No Luck With Them

A Rundown on How to Do Cupping on Someone’s Back

The Contraindications to Cupping

What Should You Do Your Treatment On.

Let’s Have a Little Practice Shall We.

It's Cupping Time! the Upper Body and Limbs

How This Section of the Course Works

Neck Pain/neck Tension

How To Do Cupping For Neck Pain And Tension

How To Do Cupping For The Neck On Someone Else

Some Advanced Techniques for Neck Pain and Tension

Neck Exercises to Relieve Pain

Shoulder/rotator Cuff Pain/shoulder Impingements

How to Do Cupping for Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Problems

Exercises to Do for Rotator Cuff Problems

Frozen Shoulder

Exercises for Frozen Shoulder

Extension Exercise for Upper Back Pain Relief


Biceps Tendonitis/Upper Arm Pain

Tennis Elbow Pain/Forearm Extensor Pain

How to Do Cupping for Tennis Elbow and Extensors Pain

Home Exercises for Tennis Elbow

Golfers Elbow Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Wrist Pain

How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfer’s Elbow and Forearm Pain

Home Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Advanced Techniques for the Arms and Forearms

Hand/Thumb Pain

Home Trigger Point Release Techniques for Thumb/hand Pain

How to Do Cupping for Relaxation/stress Relief

How to Do a Relaxing Cupping Massage for the Back and Neck

It's Cupping Time! the Lower Back and Limbs

Welcome to Section 3

Lower Back Pain

How to Do Cupping for the Lower Back and Sciatica


Sciatica Summary

Hip Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Bursitis, S.I. Joint Dysfunction and Buttock Pain

How to Do Cupping for Hip Pain

Hamstring Strains, Hamstring Pain

How to Do Cupping for the Hamstrings.

Thigh Pain and Groin Strains

How to Do Cupping for the Thigh (Quadriceps) and Groin Area

How to Do Cupping for Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Knee Pain, Runners Knee, Meniscal Pain

How to Do Cupping for Knee Pain

Calf Pain, Calf Cramps and Tired and Sore Calves

How to Do Cupping for the Calf

How to Stretch the Calf Muscles Correctly

Advanced Techniques for the Thighs, Hamstrings and the Lower Leg

Ankle Sprains, Chronic Ankle Pain

A Quick Word About Treating Acute Sprains and Strains

How to Do Cupping for Ankle Pain and Sprains

Treating Chronic Ankle Pain

Plantar Fasciitis/heel Spur, Foot Pain and Tired Feet

How to Do Cupping for Plantar Fasciitis and Generalized Foot Pain

A Great Home Exercise for Plantar Fasciitis and Any Foot Pain

How Long Should You Stretch a Muscle For? Here is the Answer

How Often Should You Treat Someone.

A Word About Acupressure and Also Static Cupping

What About Using Static Cupping.

Treating Using Acupressure Points as Well


Supplementary Resources

Supplementary Resources – Clinical Cupping Therapy


Assessment – Clinical Cupping Therapy

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate from Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully passing the MCQ exam you will be eligible to order the Endorsed Certificate by Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. It will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees. There is a Quality Licence Scheme endorsement fee to obtain an endorsed certificate which is £65.

Certificate of Achievement from Lead Academy

After successfully passing the MCQ exam you will be eligible to order your certificate of achievement as proof of your new skill. The certificate of achievement is an official credential that confirms that you successfully finished a course with Lead Academy. Certificate can be obtained in PDF version at a cost of £12, and there is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy certificate which is £35.


Course Reviews


You should first understand what cupping therapy is. Then you should enrol in a certified course and get the necessary training. Once you have taken the training you need to obtain a licence to practise as a therapist.

Yes, there are various platforms available for learning traditional therapy both online and offline. You can enrol in any online course of your choice or you can find institutional courses that provide live training.

Generally, the cost of a single session can range from £40 to £100. But this may differ significantly depending on the region and the level of expertise.

Yes, a cup can be a part of physiotherapy. Many physiotherapists use it as a complementary treatment alongside other therapeutic techniques to address various health conditions.

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