An Essential Tool for the Soft Tissue Therapist for anatomically specific myofascial mobilisation & Practitioner Stress reduction

Release by ACSTT Director Robert Granter

Produced in 2010 – 60mins duration

  • · Have you wanted to know more about Vacuum Cupping but are unsure where to turn for competent advice.
  • · Do you want to learn about Vacuum Cupping from a practitioner that has been using the technique for over 15 years in a Western Medicine Context.
  • · Have you been “Put Off” by the technique of Vacuum Cupping by the excessive bruising that it can create?
  • · Do you want a long and enjoyable career in Massage Therapy?
  • · Do you want to reduce excessive stress on your own body by maximizing your efficiency?
  • · Do you want relief from those painful fingers, wrists, shoulders, neck, and back?

This DVD can help you achieve all the above outcomes. It is one of the few resources available that outlines the techniques, in careful detail, in a Western Medicine Context

Who is the author Robert Granter AdDipRemMass(Myotherapy) RMIT BSocSci(Deakin)?

Rob has 24 years experience in Soft Tissue Therapy within the Australian Sports Medicine Multidisciplinary Model. Since 1992, he has delivered over 30 conference presentations within Australia, the UK, and New Zealand.

Rob was a contributor to the textbook Clinical Sports Medicine by Dr. P. Brukner and Dr. K. Khan, which is now in its 4th edition and has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. He is co-founder of the Australasian College of Soft Tissue Therapy and is the only Soft Tissue Therapist on the editorial board of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Rob is based in Melbourne, Australia, and has been head of Massage Therapy/Soft Tissue Therapy for:

•       Australian Olympic teams for Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000                             Victorian Institute of Sport (10 years)

•       2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne                                                                  Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (6 years)

•       Essendon, Australian Football League Football club (7 years)                            Australian Commonwealth Games team Kuala Lumpur 1998

Rob is currently in private practice in Melbourne and is a teacher in the Myotherapy Department at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.



Section 1 – The Fundamental Principles The Required Underpinning Knowledge

1.     Course Introduction

Description of the Technique

The Correct Equipment:

The correct application of Vacuum Cupping to the body

2.     Why is Myofascial Vacuum Cupping an essential Clinical Modality for the Remedial Therapist?

Effectivily mobilise Myofascial Tissue                                                                                   Taking stress off the Practitioners Hands, Wrists, Shoulders and Spine

Use of Myofascial Vacuum to Chronic Exertional Compartment Sydrome

3.     How does Myofascial Vacuum Cupping positively change tissue mobility?


4.     Body regions most suited for the technique

Which regions of the Body are particularly suited to this technique

5.     Selection of Appropriate Patients

Avoiding Irritable patients and selecting appropriate robust patients

6.     Contra-Indications to Vacuum Cupping

Absolute and Relative Contra-Indications.                                                                        Clear guidelines to avoid major adverse reactions

7.     Key Principles of Application of Myofascial Vacuum Cupping to maximising effectiveness and limiting adverse tissue reaction

The 4 Vital Signs to maximize effectiveness and minimise bruising                          Precise application and release of the Vacuum cups

8.     How to use the modality effectively in Clinical Practice

Preparing For Vacuum Cupping

Section 2 – Practical Application of the Myofascial Vacuum Cupping technique

9.     Practical Application Of Vacuum Cupping

Practical Exercise 1 & 2: Mild Static Vacuum Cupping to the Thoraco-lumbar Fascia / Longissimus / Ilio-costalis / Lower to Upper Trapezius

10.  Practical Exercise 3: Mild Sliding Vacuum Cupping:

To the Thoraco-lumbar Fascia / Longissimus / Ilio-costalis / Lower Trapezius

In neutral a Spinal position and progressing to more functional positions prone and seated

11.  Practical Exercise 4: Comparison of Static Cupping to Sliding Cupping in the Hamstring Group: Biceps Femoris, Semi Membranosus & Tendinosis

12.  Practical Exercise 5: The Use of Vacuum Cupping with “Through Range” movement To the Upper Trapezius and Levator Scapula myofascia.

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