Russian Clinical Massage (inc. Honey and Cupping Therapy)

On this course you will learn how to perform a Russian Clinical (Full Body) Massage, and ancient healing with Honey and Cupping (Vacuum) Back and Neck Massage.  Although Russian Massage, Honey Massage and Cupping (Vacuum) Massage traditionally are performed together they are all treatments in their own right and can be used separately.


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Russian Clinical Massage (incorporating Honey and Cupping) Therapy Practitioner Diploma One-Day Course

Cost: -   £160.00 

Course Accreditation Bodies:   This course is insurable and accredited by the Professional bodies: ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) (26 cpd points)

Certifications/Qualifications Attained:  Zen Tranquility Holistic Beauty Training accredited/recognised diploma - Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Pre-Requisite:    Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification

Course Dates:    Please email for course dates or contact us here


Venues - this course is available at the following venues:-

Essex/Suffolk, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk


Since ancient times massage has been a part of the medicinal system in Russia.  the art has been practiced by monks and folk medicine healers.  It became such an integral part of the culture that many families would carry "special" massage techniques for everyday use.  In ancient Russia it was very common to treat rheumatic pains and traumas with friction for the joints and muscle kneading.

Russian clinical massage treatment consist of five phases.  The beginning is slow for relaxation. The second phase  is fast, vigorous, and deep for therapeutic effect.  The third phase is soothing again for relaxation and completion.  The therapist uses knuckles, dorsal/plantar palms, forearms, and the fingers in very different ways than traditional European and Asian methods.  The fourth phase is the application of vacuum cups to the back and the last phase is the application of honey and massage to the back and neck to complete the treatment.

Cupping has a deep tissue massage effect and is used prior to performing honey massage to help increase circulation to the skin in order that toxins are more easily absorbed by the honey.

The general purpose of honey massage are purification and healing of spinal column diseases and illnesses, healing of dysfunction in the joints, while creating an energy boost for all inner organs, skin and even the aura.  Honey is applied and massaged until sticky, it is worked using special techniques until the consistency changes.


  • Helps to alleviate pain
  • Increases range of motion in the joints
  • Increases flexibility of joints and muscles
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Release muscle tension
  • Increased body motion
  • Improved body posture
  • Improves emotional health

Course Content & Learning Outcomes

  • History and benefits of Traditional Russian Clinical Massage
  • History and benefits of Honey and Cupping Massage
  • Your working environment
  • Code of Practice and Insurance for Therapists
  • Health & Safety
  • Consultation including contra-indications
  • Contra-actions/ aftercare advice
  • Marketing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hygiene and Professionalism
  • Massage techniques
  • The Russian Clinical Massage routine     
  • Cupping Massage routine
  • Honey Massage routine 


Duration: 1 Day Practical in the Classroom (if training with other students)

Home study: 2 day guided learning hours required to be completed before the training day (emailed to you). This allows for an intensive one day practical study of the routine

Everything you need to learn this treatment is included in this course.   You will need to purchase Vacuum cups and Honey after completing the course for this treatment. (details in your manual)

Case Studies: None - (although please note if the tutor feels that you have not reached a competent standard after completing your practical training then case studies will be set and a reassessment will be arranged. There is an additional charge for this being £40.00).

Entry Requirement: Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification are required

Awarding Body: ABT

Cost: £160.00 includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification

  • £55.00 deposit required; balance to be paid direct to tutor 14 days prior to course date

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