Are you ready
to enhance your skills as an equine care professional?
Expand your equine practice offerings with our comprehensive hybrid course, recognized as the first program of its kind by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). Designed for experienced equine care professionals, this course offers a deep dive into the theory and practice of equine cupping.
Register today for the required online course for just $100. This is the first step toward the Equine Cupping Certification. Register for the Hands-on Practicum for $400.
Improved Circulation and Oxygenation: Equine cupping promotes blood flow, which delivers essential nutrients and oxygen to the horse's muscles and tissues. Enhanced circulation can aid in the healing process and maintain optimal function.
Muscle Relaxation and Tension Relief: Cupping can help alleviate muscle tension and stiffness, making it a valuable addition to equine athletes' routines. Relaxed muscles contribute to better movement and overall comfort.
Enhanced Performance and Recovery: By promoting relaxation and improving circulation, equine cupping can support faster recovery after strenuous exercise or competition. This can potentially lead to improved athletic performance.
Release of Toxins and Waste Products: The suction effect of cupping is believed to stimulate lymphatic flow, aiding in the removal of waste products and toxins from the horse's body, which can contribute to overall health.
Holistic Approach to Equine Wellness: Equine cupping aligns with a holistic approach to horse care, focusing on the body's balance and natural healing mechanisms. It complements other holistic therapies and conventional veterinary practices.
Support for Musculoskeletal Issues: Horses with musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain or muscle imbalances, may benefit from equine cupping as part of a comprehensive plan. The technique targets specific areas of concern.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Cupping therapy is often considered relaxing for horses. The soothing experience can help reduce stress, making it especially useful for horses in high-stress environments.
Promotion of Energy Flow (Qi): In traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is believed to balance the flow of energy (Qi) in the body. Equine cupping can contribute to a sense of overall well-being in horses.
Non-Invasive and Gentle Approach: Equine cupping is generally non-invasive and well-tolerated by horses. This makes it a viable option for horses that may be sensitive to other forms of bodywork.
Tailored to Individual Needs: Equine cupping can be customized to address specific concerns in each horse. Practitioners assess the horse's condition and adjust the cupping technique accordingly.
The only Equine Cupping certificate recognized by NBCAAM.
Authorized NBCAAM CE Provider CE-1390
Discover the Benefits of Equine Cupping.
Dewey, a 15-year-old gelding, had been enduring severe pain, a distended penis, and bracing in his back legs, rendering him unable to lift them for the ferrier. His distress was palpable in the before videos, which showcased his discomfort with a distended penis, a stiff tail, and a stumbling gait. To alleviate the tension, Dewey's owners turned to cupping therapy, a renowned technique for pain relief and improved circulation. The results, as evident in the after videos, were nothing short of astonishing. Dewey's penis retracted to a normal position, his tail relaxed, and his gait improved significantly. This transformation highlights the remarkable potential of cupping therapy in alleviating severe pain and discomfort in horses, offering Dewey a newfound sense of comfort and mobility that has undoubtedly improved his quality of life.
Before Equine Cupping.
After Equine Cupping.
- Retracted penis
- Relaxed tail
- Natural gait
- Improved coordination
What can you expect from
Prepare for an enriching journey with our equine cupping course, a blend of online education and hands-on practice designed to deepen your understanding and expertise. Part One of the course consists of an 8-hour online segment each month, providing flexible access to theory and concepts. Part Two of the full certification is an in-person hands-on practicum where you'll apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios and refine your equine cupping techniques.
Upon successful completion of the course, you'll earn a recognized certification endorsed by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). This certification attests to your dedication and proficiency, opening doors to enhanced equine care. The course is accredited by NBCAAM and contributes to your professional growth with 6.5 hours of General Learning and 7.5 hours of Skills Learning.
Online Course Schedule.
Mark your calendar to complete Part One, the online sessions, in 2024:
Monday, January 22nd: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, February 16th: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, March 11th: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, April 12th: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us on this path to becoming a certified equine cupping practitioner and enhance your skills in the world of equine well-being. Enroll now and embrace the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of horses.
Part Two of the certification is the Hands-on Practicum which is limited to 8 people. Mark your calendar for these dates:
March 2, 2024, Indian Springs, AL
About the Machine.
Introducing The Equine Cupping Machine (ECM), a revolutionary tool for enhancing equine well-being. Imported by authorized reseller Debra Redman, the ECM is a cutting-edge device manufactured in Austria. Unlike machines designed for human cupping, the ECM is purpose-built for equine and canine needs, specifically addressing challenges related to hair, dirt, sweat, and oil filtration.
Featuring a specially designed motor for minimal noise, the ECM ensures horses remain calm during therapy. Both the ECM and human cupping machines offer pressure control and pulse cycles, but the ECM's glass cups have finger-activated holes for added pressure manipulation. Notably, the ECM includes an external filter that keeps hair, dirt, sweat, and oil away from the motor, a feature absent in human cupping machines.
*Purchase of an equine vacuum cupping machine not required for course completion.
Before Registering, do you have...
Minimum 2 years of equine practice experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist for humans and/or a Certified Equine Massage Therapist, and proof of Equine Massage Liability Insurance and Commercial Liability Insurance.
NOTE: Safe equine cupping protocol requires intermediate level knowledge of anatomy, fascia, physiology, biomechanics, as well as equine body language and horse handling experience.
Become an Equine
Register today for the only online Equine Cupping certification course recognized by NBCAAM for just $100. Part Two of the certification course fills up fast with only 8 participants allowed in the Hands-on practicum so register now to secure your spot for only $400.
Make sure you qualify for this course based on the pre-requisites above.