The Fundamentals of Massage Cupping

presented by Anita Shannon

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This foundational course will introduce health care professionals to effective modern techniques and treatments using vacuum cups. Learn about development and medical relevance throughout human history to better understand current applications, along with discussion and demonstration of modern theory, techniques and equipment. The course concludes with a case example demonstrating techniques from the course applied to a client.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Anita Shannon, LMP

    Anita Shannon, LMP

    Anita J. Shannon is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in skin care, body treatments, clinical Aromatherapy and various modalities of massage therapy. She has worked as a national educator since 1990, appearing at numerous national Spa and Massage conventions each year. Anita is the Director of Advanced Continuing Education (ACE), an NCBTMB CE provider established in 2001, and has presented countless workshops on ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ at international locations since developing these brands of bodywork in 2002. Anita has published six articles on this subject in Massage Today, Massage Magazine and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, along with publishing five educational videos, and is currently writing a book on VacuTherapies™. Her newest efforts include the new ACE Institute and Training Center, where students can study directly with Anita while working on clients with specific conditions such as mastectomies and reconstruction, scoliosis and many more.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction to Cupping

    1. Introduction to Cupping

    The first chapter of this course provides historical context for the modern applications of cupping techniques in massage therapy practice, and introduces current equipment options.

  2. Benefits and Applications

    2. Benefits and Applications

    The second chapter of this course introduces basic applications of cupping techniques, and describes the benefits of incorporating cupping into practice for practitioners and their clients.

  3. Guidelines and Techniques

    3. Guidelines and Techniques

    This chapter demonstrates the nuts and bolts of applying cupping in massage therapy practice, including key guidelines and foundational techniques.

  4. Case Example

    4. Case Example

    The final chapter of this course presents an example scenario of a client hoping to reduce the visibility of scarring, applying concepts from throughout the course.