MediCupping Level 1
Learn from ACE educators Chrissy Stites and Julie Alexander at this in-person workshop that introduces cupping therapy techniques using an electronic vacuum therapy machine. This workshop is suitable for beginners.
June 24 – June 25
16 CEUs (NCBTMB)
MediCupping Level 1
16 CEUs (NCBTMB)
MediCupping provides a wonderful bridge to the medical community, with special applications for surgical preparation and recovery, chiropractic and orthopedic work, conditions associated with Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Fibromylagia, and much more. The results are fast and comfortable for the client and practitioner, and noticeably impressive to medical professionals.
As an adjunct therapy for massage, physical therapy and chiropractic work, easy resolution of soft tissue issues enhances procedures and adjustments to accelerate client progress. Preoperative and postoperative conditions such as scarring and restriction quickly respond to this gentle, yet effective, therapy. Athletic performance and injury recovery is also accelerated without discomfort.
This MediCupping Level 1 workshop reviews the history of vacuum therapies, applications and contraindications, and all of the foundation movements. Client intake, assessment and charting are addressed, and the practitioner comes to view the client through the cup, learning to discern information that the body reveals as it is being treated. The second day of the workshop focuses on athletic performance, pathologies, and deep tissue issues, as well as the use of magnets to accelerate results. The final day is dedicated to the lymphatic system and “Solid Bloat”, including specialized work with obesity and client weight loss programs as well as diabetes and edema.
Students will work with and become skilled at using the MC-600 VacuTherapy machine and/or MM-600 VacuTherapy machine, and will experience intensive hands-on exposure to the techniques that are presented.
MediCupping produces immediate effects on many conditions, resulting in client enthusiasm and commitment to treatment protocols.
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About the Educator
Chrissy Stites became a Massage Therapist in 2000 after realizing the healthful benefits of bodywork. She started using MediCupping to be able to offer a higher level of treatment in 2012. “MediCupping saved my hands and my career.”
She has had many opportunities over the course of her career, including owning a wellness center, management, service provider, and now as a certified ACE Massage Cupping Therapy Educator. She is thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of the ACE education team and looks forward to introducing MediCupping to other bodyworkers.
Julie Alexander has been a massage therapist for fifteen years. She has extensive experience in results-driven therapeutic massage solutions and is committed to helping clients maintain a pain-free life. She enjoys learning and takes 30+ hours of continuing education per year – 5x the average in her field – so she can provide up-to-date and efficient evidence-based care.
After attending high school at the Indiana Academy and graduating from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, Julie served in several marketing roles supporting small businesses.
Upon reflection, she realized her passion to help others might be better realized as a massage therapist, so Julie gained her LMT certification.
Julie’s tenure at several high-end spas in the Dallas area gave her a crash course on how to run a successful spa. In 2015, she opened her first massage business in a wellness center. Her business, Handcrafted Therapy, grew rapidly and expanded to a new location in 2017. She is not only fully booked out for weeks but also provides a professional day spa rental space for other therapists.
During the 2020 pandemic shutdown, Julie refocused her drive and passion to serve by providing virtual sessions for her clients on self-care.
Julie is opening a massage supply store and training center in 2023, which will include a retail line of therapeutic massage lubricants and products that she has specially formulated for LMTs. The store will provide a special place for massage therapists to hold classes and events.
She enjoys traveling with her husband, game nights with friends, playing with her dog, pilates, and taking massage therapy classes.