Cupping Therapy Workshop

Cupping Therapy Workshop

Cupping Therapy Workshop – Shannon Gilmartin and Stacie Nevelus

This cupping therapy workshop is a course that provides a unique approach to therapeutic cupping for today’s bodywork professional. While cupping therapies have existed worldwide throughout time, Modern Cupping Therapy offers education in the theory, safety, and practical application of vacuum therapies for the non-invasive (no bleeding or ‘wet’ cupping), therapeutic usage of cups. Shannon Gilmartin, CMT and Stacie Nevelus, LMT have been teaching therapeutic cupping internationally since 2004, and with the release of Shannon’s book ‘The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy. Your Step-by-Step Source for Vacuum Therapy’ the education company was created to provide practitioners who are interested in cups with science-based, clinically-proven results.

This four day cupping therapy workshop is our full certification program, and provides lots of hands-on practice in each day of class. From massage therapists, physical therapists and athletic trainers to acupuncturists, chiropractors, and medical professionals, MCT invites students to discover the truly dynamic potentially surrounding therapeutic cupping.

Prerequisites: Must be a licensed bodywork professional to attend this course.

28 NCBTMB approved hours of continuing education

Cupping Therapy Workshop in Costa Rica - Shannon Gimartin

Shannon Gilmartin

Shannon Gilmartin, CMT, will teach the cupping therapy workshop in Samara, Costa Rica. She is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist (2002), certified vacuum therapies practitioner and educator (2008). In addition to her focus in massage cupping, she has over 15 years of experience in therapeutic bodywork, including: medical massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular, craniosacral, soft tissue injury rehabilitation, Thai massage and visceral manipulation. She has taught all over the United States and abroad, and she currently practices in Virginia Beach.

She has authored ‘The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Source for Vacuum Therapies,” and has been published in Massage Today, Massage Magazine, and online interviews with ‘Bodywork Buddy.’

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

Cupping Therapy Workshop in Costa Rica - Stacie Nevelus

Stacie Nevelus

Stacie is a licensed massage therapist in Florida (1999), certified vacuum therapies practitioner (2005) and educator (2009).  She has specialized in therapeutic and sports massage applications and became certified in Neuromuscular therapy (2001). She has taught all over the United States and abroad and she practices in Florida.

Stacie has become known as a specialist in acute and chronic injuries as well as working with competing and professional athletes.  Stacie has worked with many athletes ranging from world ranked tennis professionals, triathletes, national and Olympics runners, MLB and NFL players all while integrating the wonders of Modern Cupping Therapy.  Stacie is the personal massage therapist for Adam Jones, CF of the Baltimore Orioles since 2010.  Integrating Modern Cupping Therapy into treatment sessions has been an amazing addition to her practice, continuously yielding incredible results.

Stacie was featured in Massage Magazine in October 2012 issue for Best Practices.  She has also published many articles in Massage Today and Massage Message as well as various television news appearances.  Stacie brings her passion for bodywork and Modern Cupping Therapy to the table and the classroom.

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Playa Samara is a perfect paradise for cupping therapy continuing education workshops in Costa Rica. The town is nestled in the beautiful green hills of the famous Nicoya Blue Zone on the Pacific Coast of the peaceful Central American nation.


Enjoy strolling the streets of the small downtown area and visiting the many local and international restaurants, bars and discos, and cute gift shops. The beautiful and tranquil Samara Bay is surrounded by miles of palm tree lined white sand beaches and provides a perfect and safe location for kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, SUP, and swimming as well.

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$1050 -Tuition  and  Shared Room

$1350 – Tuition and Single Room

2020 DATES

January 8th – 14th, 2020


Enjoy simple and comfortable accommodations in our Costa Rican style bungalows tucked away in the heart of Playa Samara just seconds from the beach. Each 2 or 3 bedroom bungalow is fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and living room. Single or double bedrooms are available as well as studio apartments. Enjoy the swimming pool, lush gardens, WiFi access, hot water showers, and fans. A/C is available at an additional charge.

What’s Included

  • 28 NCBTMB CEU credits
  • Airport Pickup and Dropoff
  • 6 nights lodging in our Oasis Villas – fully appointed bungalows with complete kitchens in the heart of Playa Samara
  • One set of manual pump cups
  • Course papers
  • User Manuals
  • Silicone cups, books and glass face cups will be available for sale as well

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals – all accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens, and there are several local grocers including an organic market all within 5 minutes


Modern Cupping Therapy Workshop students will learn:

– Theory, science and physiological responses to cupping
– Safe cupping practices (contraindications, safety considerations, Endangerment Sites, etc.)
– Practical applications of therapeutic cupping for the full body
– How to evaluate individual clients for proper cupping
– How to use cups for a wide variety of conditions, like musculoskeletal issues, inflammation, scar tissue, central nervous system conditions- and more!

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