Professionally licensed healthcare practitioners and therapeutic bodyworkers. 
(Massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, etc.)

Course Description

An incredible therapy that can be added into any massage and healing modality. This course includes education in history, theory and application of Modern Cupping Therapy, along with demonstration of specific techniques. Modern Cupping Therapy 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. Modern Cupping Therapy 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, Modern Cupping Therapy bodywork 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 Modern Cupping Therapy 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.

14pc Cupping Set & 4pc Mini Pitcher Facial Cups included with REGISTRATION 




Each day will include a demo and practical time for you to give AND receive a treatment.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Day 1 (Fundamentals and Torso)
Includes the history of cupping, the physiological responses, therapeutic benefits and safety and contraindications (esp. torso)
Overall back tension and stress relief, neck and shoulder tension, low back pain
Abdominal conditions (including constipation, acid reflux)
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Day 2 (Upper and Lower extremities)
Includes discussing responses to cupping, safety & contraindications (esp. extremities)
Upper Extremities (including frozen shoulder, elbow problems, carpal tunnel syndrome)
Lower extremities (including sciatica, IT band and thigh muscles, plantar fasciitis)
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Day 3 (Lymphatic Drainage)
Includes lymphatic system overview, therapeutic benefits of cupping for lymphatic drainage, and full body lymphatic drainage applications
Lymphatic drainage applications (including inflammation, athletic performance, cellulite)
Head congestion (including TMJD & sinuses)



Early Bird
(Before Dec 20, 2019)
Regular $565
Student Pricing
(Student ID or School letter required)

 HST not included



Shannon Gilmartin CMT, CMCTE

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.’


If you require accommodation, please contact us.

100% – 60 or more days before the event
50% – 31 – 60 days before the event
0% – less than 30 days before the event