World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 6-9, 2019
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Anita Shannon
2011 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member

ANITA J. SHANNON is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a licensed Cosmetologist since 1983, specializing in skin care, body treatments, clinical Aromatherapy and various modalities of massage therapy. She is a national educator since 1990, appearing at over 12 national Spa and Massage conventions each year, and appeared as a co-host for four years on the television show "Health Options Today" with Dr. Mitchell Ghen.

Anita is the Director of Advanced Continuing Education, an NCBTMB CE provider established in 2001, and has presented numerous workshops on Massage Cupping™ bodywork at national locations since 2002. Anita has been published in Massage Today and twice in Massage Magazine and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques. She has published two educational videos on Massage Cupping™ bodywork, two DVDs on MediCupping™ therapy and one DVD on TheraCupping™.

Website: ACE Massage Cupping

MediCupping™ Therapy Level 1- CAM Applications for VacuTherapies™ in Bodywork
16 CE Contact Hours

VacuTherapies™ provide a wonderful bridge to the medical community, with special applications for pre- and post-surgery conditions, chiropractic and orthopedic work, conditions associated with Diabetes, Parkinson's, Fibromylagia, and much more. Results are fast and comfortable for the client and practitioner, and noticeably impressive to medical professionals.

As an adjunct therapy for massage, physical therapy and chiropractic work, easy resolution of soft tissue issues enhances procedures and adjustments to accelerate client progress. Pre and post-surgical conditions such as scarring and restriction quickly respond to this gentle, yet effective, therapy. Athletic performance and injury recovery is also accelerated without discomfort.

This MediCupping™ workshop reviews the applications and contra-indications, along with all of the foundation movements. Client intake, assessment and charting are discussed, and the practitioner comes to view the client through the cup, learning to discern information that the body reveals as it is being treated. The second day is dedicated to the lymphatic system and "Solid Bloat", including specialized work with obesity and client weight loss programs as well as diabetes and edema.

Students work with and become skilled at using the MC-600 MediCupping™ machine, and will experience intensive hands on exposure to the techniques that are presented.

MediCupping™ produces immediate effects on many conditions, resulting in client enthusiasm and commitment to treatment protocols.

What to bring: Massage table with face cradle and bolster, linens, MC-600 MediCupping™ machine, if you have one. If you would like to purchasw the MC-600 MediCupping™ machine, prior to the class start, contact Anita Shannon at


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