Sports Dry Cupping Therapy

CPD Award in Sports Dry Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a form of therapy where suction cups are placed around various parts of the body. The main principle behind cupping is that the suction created encourages blood and lymph flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments.
There are two main types of cupping: dry and wet. Dry cupping, is when the therapy relies solely on the creation of suction. In dry cupping, there are two main ways that people are treated.  Flash cupping is where the cups are placed and removed very quickly, without being moved around. The other technique is known by a few different names, such as sliding cupping or gliding cupping. This is where the cups are placed on the body and moved around without breaking contact with the skin. This aims to increase circulation and acts as a sort of massage.  This workshop will demonstrate mechanical cupping but will focus on manual techniques and is open to qualified therapists who hold a recognised sports massage/neuromuscular therapy/remedial massage qualification

Course Information

Course Information



Course Modules
  • Different types of cupping: Chinese Cupping, Sports Therapy Cupping, Wet and Dry cupping, Russian Cups
    Benefits of sports dry cupping
  • Sports dry cupping strokes
  • Reading the body’s response to cupping- spotting adhesions, toxin build-up, scar tissue etc
  • Contra-indications
  • Sports dry cupping for athletes and improving recovery time
  • Manual vs Mechanical Cupping.
Course Fee

Course Fee: €200.

This is a one day programme.

Course Dates

Next course date: May 20, 2023.

For groups of 6 or more, NSC can organise a training day anytime of the year.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

How to Apply

To apply, please email [email protected] to request an application form.

Follow-On Study

Candidates who successfully complete this course can continue their study into a multitude of CPD and workshop courses.  Information can be found on this website.

Course Accreditation

This course is endorsed by the National Sports College and will allow participants to practice sports dry cupping therapy.