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

The latest DVD release by ACSTT Director Robert Granter

Rob Granter has packaged his vast experience and years of clinical work in an easy to understand introduction to Vacuum cupping for myofascial dysfunction. This DVD is a must for those wanting to reduce the day to day load on their bodies in the clinic and for those exploring options to enhance clinical outcomes” James Barker Soft Tissue Therapist Canberra Australia

Produced in 2010 – 60mins duration


  • · Do you want learn a highly effective treatment modality that mobilises the bodies myofascial tissue without ANY stress on  YOU the practitioner?
  •  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 23 years experience in Soft Tissue Therapy within the Australian Sports Medicine Multidisciplinary Model.

Rob was a contributor to the textbook Clinical Sports Medicine by Dr. P. Brukner and Dr. K. Khan, which is now in its 3rd revised edition and has sold over 40,000 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)

•       Australian Commonwealth Games team Kuala Lumpur 1998

Rob was also a member of the Australian Olympic team for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, as a Massage Therapist.



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?

By restoring the optimal volume of the Fascial ground substance by stimulation of fibroblastic activity

By reducing the collagen crosslinkages that may potentially cause unnecessary “adherence” of one fascial layer to another, resulting in hypomobility of tissue.

By the potential Thixotrophic nature of fascial tissue. The pioneer American body worker Ida Rolf believed that fascia was such a substance. This means that it can become more plastic by the application of external force like that provided by a therapists hands or by the vacuum supplied by this MVC technique

By the activation of mechano receptors causing a reduction in local tissue tension

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

Key principles for excellence in Practice

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.

Buy The DVD – Option 1 – Best Value: Purchase both the DVD and the 56 Page Manual

THE MYOFASCIAL VACUUM CUPPING MANUAL 16 Chapters including 3 extra chapters on The Use of 3 Additional Soft Tissue Treatment Tools in Clinical Practice. Smooth edged Tools, T bars and Jack Knobber  Tools and Spikey Balls.

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