Video Course: Massage Cupping: The Active Cup

Anita Shannon

In this presentation you will learn about the cup as a bodywork tool. Contrary to popular belief, using cups for bodywork often involves an "active cup," or one that moves and has purpose. We will discuss "intentuition," a knowledge-derived blend of intention and intuition that drives the intuitive process as a therapist works with the cups. The presentation includes comparison of traditional cupping therapies and current approaches to bodywork using cups. Shannon will address the concepts of "the fluid body," congestion, "solid bloat," and the applications of cupping therapies to these common conditions. This presentation is a great introduction to cupping.

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Anita Shannon
Anita Shannon has been licensed in massage therapy and cosmetology since 1983. She has been teaching cupping since 1990. She appears at national chiropractic, massage, and spa conventions and currently presents workshops on ACE Massage Cupping and MediCupping at international locations. She has published articles if many leading publications and has created five educational videos on vacuum therapies. Shannon was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2011. Learn more at
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