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Modern cupping therapy workshop

November 17, 2017 to November 19, 2017

Time: 
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Credits: 
Category A pending
Venue: 
CCNM
Open to: 
TCM practitioners, students, NDs, health-care practitioners
ND/health-care practitioner: 
$499
Early bird price: 
$439
Early bird deadline: 
October 10, 2017
Student price: 
$399

Course description

Modern cupping therapy can be added into any massage and bodywork modality. This course includes education in the history, theory and application of modern cupping therapy, along with demonstration of specific techniques. It 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 therapeutic for many conditions. Modern 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, this therapy is a terrific approach to promoting wellness for our clients.

This three-day workshop is fun and informative, with plenty of hands-on activity. Education will include safety and contraindications, conditions that benefit from the modern cupping techniques, integration into existing modalities, and applications for specific conditions. Don’t miss the opportunity to add this to your “toolbox.”

Schedule


Friday, Nov 17, 2017 (Day 1)
Fundamentals and Torso applications
  • The history of cupping
  • The physiological responses
  • Therapeutic benefits, safety and contraindications
  • Torso applications including neck and shoulder tension, low back pain and abdominal conditions
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 (Day 2) Fundamentals and Extremity applications
  • Responses to cupping
  • Safety and contraindications
  • Upper extremities applications including frozen shoulder, elbow problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lower extremities applications including sciatica, IT band, thigh muscles, and plantar fasciitis
Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 (Day 3)
Lymphatic Drainage and Head applications
  • Lymphatic system overview
  • Therapeutic benefits of cupping for lymphatic drainage
  • Lymphatic drainage applications including inflammation, athletic performance, and cellulite
  • Head congestion applications including TMJ and sinuses
INSTRUCTORS/SPEAKERS

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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