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Advanced MCT© – September 2020 (Toronto)

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Advanced MCT© – September 2020 (Toronto)

September 18, 2020 to September 20, 2020

Thursday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
19.5 Category B
Open to: 
TCM practitioners, students, fourth-year students, health-care practitioners
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Early bird deadline: 
August 21, 2020
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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 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 ADVANCED 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.

Prerequisite: Previous Fundamentals course is prerequisite for this course.


Friday, September 18, 2020 (Day 1)
Scars & Pathology
  • Education in the methods of client evaluation and assessment for safe and effective usage of therapeutic cupping for various pathological conditions.
  • Education in the various types of scar tissue and responses to therapeutic cupping.
Saturday, September 19, 2020 (Day 2) Magnetic Therapy with Haci cups
  • Education in the theory behind biomagnetic therapies.
  • Safety & contraindications about using magnets on the body.
Sunday, September 20, 2020 (Day 3)
Therapeutic Spa
  • Tailored to fit the needs of practitioners looking to offer applications of therapeutic cupping with the intention of enhancing one’s therapeutic spa practice.

Shannon Gilmartin CMT, CMCE - Instructor

Shannon Gilmartin is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist, certified vacuum therapy practitioner and educator with 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.




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