Myofascial Cupping Technique™ – Level 1


The Myofascial Cupping Technique™ provides profound benefits for your clients, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace.

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The Myofascial Cupping technique provides profound benefits for your clients, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, Myofascial Cupping can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.

Myofascial Cupping Technique™ for Burns Patients (short documentary)

Good afternoon David,

Just an update on my late 60’s plantar fasciitis client. His first words to me were “you’ve managed to do what those so called experts couldn’t”.

He had almost immediate results the day after treatment and improvement for the following three days, at which point it started to deteriorate again but ended up as a huge overall improvement. I have just treated it again, have another follow up booked and my expectations are that it will continue to improve at hopefully a similar rate.

Alan Whitbourn
The Studio Leongatha

There is no other massage technique that effectively lifts and separates soft tissue and students who take David’s class are amazed at how quickly and effectively the techniques can create positive change in soft tissue.

James Waslaski introduces the Myofascial Cupping Technique™

What’s covered?

  • Current evidence-based research supporting the benefits associated with Myofascial Cupping.
  • Use of equipment, infection control and contra-indications.
  • Anatomy of the fascia and its inter-relationship with the musculo-skeletal system.
  • After thorough demonstrations and discussion, students will practice exact area specific sequences including correct direction and amount of negative pressure to be applied.
  • Specific clinical applications including the treatment for Myofascial Trigger Points, Plantar Fasciitis and various shoulder conditions will be explored.


Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm each day (hours can vary from venue to venue)
Where: 2021/22 Dates

Adelaide (Australia)
Saturday 6 November & Sunday 7 November 2021
Mawson Lakes Hotel and Function Centre – 10 Main Street, Mawson Lakes SA

Melbourne (Australia) 
Saturday 13 November & Sunday 14 November 2021
Australian Shiatsu College – 103 Evans Street, Brunswick VIC

Gold Coast (Australia)
Saturday 26 February & Sunday 27 February 2022
Firm n Fold HQ – 18 Leda Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD

Perth (Australia) 
Saturday 19 March & Sunday 20 March 2022
Vivacious Living Centre – 9 Riseley St, Ardross WA

Sydney (Australia) 
Saturday 26 March & Sunday 27 March 2022
The Centre – 14 Frances St, Randwick NSW


Founder – David Sheehan (Australia)

DAVID SHEEHAN has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Diploma of Health Science (Remedial Massage) and Diploma of Education. His career highlights include working as a lead sports trainer with various football clubs, which included the use of vacuum cupping for both prevention of and treatment for injuries. Over time, David has developed these skills and now teaches his own energy efficient and effective cupping techniques to massage therapists and physiotherapists in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Unites States.

Watch David’s workshop summary video below…

How does it work?

By creating a Negative Pressure (tensional) above the surface of the tissues, we decrease the atmospheric pressure allowing the tissue to be lifted and thus causing changes in pressure beneath the skin including the muscle and surrounding fascia. Importantly, our gliding technique creates a traditional MFR technique (push/compression effect) using the leading rim of the cup, which is then followed by a ‘lifting’ negative pressure over the same area (pull effect). As the cup leaves the area we once again create a push/compression effect.

Who uses Myofascial Cupping?

  • Massage & Remedial therapists
  • Myotherapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sport medicine professionals
  • Osteopaths
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropractors

Why you should attend this workshop

  • Learn to lift and separate soft tissue, rather than compression techniques which can be painful and ineffective.
  • Change from the ‘thumb busting’ day in day out approach to your day in the clinic.
  • Treat conditions all more effectively incorporating Negative Pressure which you cannot achieve using traditional Myofascial Release techniques.
  • Create change both on a musculoskeletal and on a subtle level (dampens sympathetic division of autonomic nervous system).
  • Produce painless results similar to deep tissue work.
  • Offer your clients an alternative to standard massage treatments.

Hi everyone. I just wanted to share the following. I treated one of my clients who plays an elite sport with a sports massage treatment including myofascial cupping. One of his main issues was plantar fasciitis. 1 week after his 1st cupping treatment he advised that it made such a difference and that it was the first time he played a game in weeks without the need for a cortisone injection. He has had his 2nd session since and is loving the results. This was great to hear!

Michelle Marie Bautista
Chatswood NSW

Important Registrations Details

  • Registrations are available via this website only with PayPal, VISA or MasterCard in Australian Dollars.
  • Upon payment, you will receive an automatically generated receipt via email. This will then be followed up within a day or so with another email from our office with an attached Information Sheet with all the details you will require for your workshop.
  • Students need their own cupping set to take this class. Cupping Sets are available for purchase ($100.00) at the workshop or you can bring your own set. Details will be sent with your confirmation letter for pre-ordering.

What to bring

  • For some venues students may need to bring their massage table
  • 2 small towels and bolster
  • Water Bottle, Snacks & Lunch (Tea and Coffee provided for morning tea)
  • Notepad and something to write with (presentation notes will be provided)
  • Disinfectant wipes to clean cups
  • Your preferred massage creams (oils not so good as it gets too slippery)
  • $100 (cash only) to pay for your new cupping set (a tax receipt will be issued) OR bring your own cupping set

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“My name is Lynda Stephens, I participated in  the Myofascial  Cupping Technique workshop on the weekend of the 14th and 15th November. Loved the techniques learned. I found David’s teaching style inclusive and respectful. A session of theory, followed by lots and lots of practical work was a great way to work.”