Evidence-Informed Clinical Cupping

This 16-hour hands-on class provides quick and effective pain management techniques for your clients using massage cups. You’ll learn the history, theory, research, and ethics of cupping therapy. This class offers a unique perspective into cupping with no focus on one “type,” but rather a focus on the research available and the types of treatments that can be provided. This class will dispel many of the cupping myths out there and teach you a technique you can start using right away.

This is a four-part class, taking place all day Friday and Saturday (4/8-4/9). All four parts are required.

About the Instructor: Paul Kohlmeier

Paul Kohlmeier is a Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist. Paul is an experienced and skilled therapist who is also trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist. Graduating with a Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba, Paul went on to obtain his Diploma in Massage Therapy from Wellington College and Diplomas in both Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada. Paul has a wealth of information looking for ways to get out of his head…which has led him to teaching and lecturing over the last 15 years.

Paul runs a community acupuncture practice, in addition to his Massage Therapy practice from his clinic based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to his keen interest in Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul is a self-proclaimed research geek having participated in the World Fascia Congress, IN-CAM and the Massage Therapy Foundation Research Conference and loves bringing everything he learns into the treatment room as well as the classroom.

Being certified in both Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine, Paul has a unique ability to speak to the two different bodies of knowledge. He takes a decidedly different approach, working towards an explanatory narrative that represents current thinking and science, as well as adding a feedback-based model of explanation that includes a patient-directed approach.