Canberra Institute of Technology

In order to offer Massage & Myotherapy members quality educational programs. The Association has developed criteria for course approval, the programs and presenters listed below meet the Massage & Myotherapy Endorsed Education Activities Program requirements.

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For information on upcoming workshops, please visit the provider's website listed below.

Canberra Institute of Technology

Contact:Sara Dukic
Phone number:02 6207 3188

Courses held in:ACT

Course NameCPE Points
Myofascial Dry Needling for Trigger Points20
Cupping Workshop for Remedial Therapists10

Course description:


Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) (RTO Code 0101) is a public provider of massage therapy education, providing training in the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312), the Diploma in Remedial Massage (HLT50307), and CIT’s own Advanced Diploma in Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy) (10052NAT).

As part of its commitment to supporting the massage therapy industry CIT offer a variety of non-accredited professional development workshops, including myofascial dry needling. CIT is committed to providing comprehensive and high-quality training in myofascial dry needling for trigger points for existing practitioners in remedial massage and other modalities of bodywork. Students in the Myofascial Dry Needling course will learn all the essential knowledge and skills to be a confident and safe practitioner in myofascial dry needling, including:

  •    State-based legislation and regulatory requirements;
  •    Infection control;
  •    Contraindications and cautions;
  •    Physiology of myofascial dry needling;
  •    Identification and palpation of specific needling targets;
  •    Practices and procedures for applying myofascial dry needling to a variety of commonly treated soft tissues; and
  •    How to recognise and manage adverse reaction

Cupping for remedial therapists

9am to 5pm Saturday 17th September 2016

This workshop is specifically for remedial massage therapists and will include:

  • use of vacuum cups to reduce muscle tetany
  • sliding soft silicone cups to benefit tissue adhesions
  • application of myofascial release with silicone cups
  • potential to stimulate active and passive trigger points with magnetic cups.

These techniques are valuable to the remedial practitioner in that they can reduce the amount of manual work required and have the potential to enhance clinical outcomes. Numbers are limited as the workshop includes a high proportion of practical application of techniques. Attendees should be current practitioners of remedial massage or final stage students.

Note: Chinese medicine theory and traditional ‘flame’ cupping are NOT included in this workshop.

Accredited with AAMT for Continuing Education Points

For more information please call Lauren Stephen on (02) 6207 3494 or email
All instructors are industry professionals as well as trained teachers, and all practical workshops take place in a professional massage clinic environment with access to electric massage tables and other equipment. For information about CIT’s Myofascial Dry Needling course, or to find out about other non-accredited professional development workshops or nationally accredited training offered by CIT, please contact CIT by calling (02) 6207 3100, or visit the CIT website:

For further information regarding this Approved Provider and their workshops please visit the website listed above.

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