An incredible therapy that can be added into any massage and healing modality. This course includes education in history, theory and application of Massage Cupping therapy, along with demonstration of specific techniques. Massage Cupping greatly enhances the benefits of massage, decreases strain on the practitioner, and increases revenues through “add-on” services.

This technique has been created for bodywork and is powerfully therapeutic for many conditions. Massage Cupping is effective in relieving chronic pain at old injury sites and can address conditions such as; fibromyalgia, diabetes, pre- and post-op edema and inflammation, chronic edema, scar tissue and adhesions, and cellulite. This versatile technique mimics massage movements ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. Used regularly, Massage Cupping bodywork therapy is a terrific approach to promoting wellness for our clients and ourselves.

This three-day workshop is fun and informative, with plenty of hands-on activity. Education will include safety and contra-indications, conditions that benefit from the Massage Cupping techniques, integration into existing modalities, and applications for specific conditions. Don’t miss the opportunity to add to your “toolbox” one of the most valuable and versatile healing modalities available today.


Each day will include a demo and practical time for you to give AND receive a treatment.
We are requesting that you bring a portable treatment table. Only (1) table per 2 people is required.
If you do NOT own one the hotel will provide a (6-8’) folding table for your use.


Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Day 1 (Torso and Upper extremities)

Includes the history of cupping, the effects and therapeutic benefits and safety and contraindications

Overall back tension and stress relief, neck and shoulder tension, low back pain
Abdominal conditions (including constipation, acid reflux)
Upper Extremities (including frozen shoulder, elbow problems, carpal tunnel syndrome)

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

Day 2 (Lymphatic Drainage and Lower extremities)

Includes professional integration

Lymphatic drainage (including inflammation, athletic performance, cellulite)
Lower extremities (including sciatica, IT band and thigh muscles, plantar fasciitis)
Full body lymphatic drainage

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017

Day 3 (Micro-Cups)

Magnetic micro-cups – face and head lymphatic drainage

Face and head cupping (including lymphatic drainage for TMJD, sinuses)



Shannon Gilmartin CMT, CMCE

Shannon Gilmartin

Shannon Gilmartin is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Vacuum Therapy Practitioner and Educator.

Training in aromatherapy, bodymind integration, craniosacral, deep tissue, lymph drainage, medical massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapies, orthopedic massage, soft tissue injury rehabilitation, sports massage, Thai massage & Eastern theory, and visceral manipulation, as well as her specialized training in cupping and vacuum therapies have all been incorporated into Shannon’s 18+ years of experience in therapeutic bodywork.

Shannon has owned and operated her own therapeutic massage practice since 2003; first in her native Massachusetts and now in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Her practice associates have all been trained by her in vacuum therapies, and her practice receives referrals from many prestigious healthcare provider across the scope of medicinal practices, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, pain management clinics, dentists and orthopedic and plastic surgeons.

After apprenticing for a few years, she began teaching her own unique variations of therapeutic cupping both domestically and abroad, including invitations to teach in Canada, Guatemala, Ireland, and Italy.

Shannon authored ‘The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Source for Vacuum Therapy’ under Robert Rose publishing, and she has also been published in Massage Today, Massage Magazine, and online interviewed with ‘Bodywork Buddy.’

She is also very passionate about her work with charitable organizations, including Global Healthworks Foundation, IndoJax & Homes of Hope Orphanage systems, and Surfers Healing.

14 Piece Cupping Set Included with registration

Lunch Option:

There is a restaurant in the hotel, however, if more convenient, we are also offering the option to pre-purchase a Grab and Go lunch pack for $20/day – INCLUDES: House Salad

After adding lunch to your cart, please indicate the menu option from the choices below on the PROFILE PAGE

  1. Grilled Tortilla Wrap with seasoned organic chicken breast, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, peppers, cheddar and mozzarella cheese on a whole wheat tortilla

  2. Grilled Tortilla Wrap with seasoned locally grown vegetables, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, peppers, cheddar and mozzarella cheese on a whole wheat tortilla

  3. Ocean Wise™ Salmon with organic gathered greens with carrot, cucumber, red radish

  4. Ham and Swiss croissant with lettuce and honey mustard


Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport

6257 Airport Road

ON L4V 1E4 Canada

Phone:(905) 678-1400

On-Site hotel – $129/night.  Please click here to book online