An ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing. In recent years, you've noticed countless high profile athletes and celebrities sporting distinctive circular 'cupping' welts on their bodies - the back and shoulder area being most common. Dating back thousands of years, cupping is a form of alternative medicine. The cups create suction and help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, deep relaxation and can even provide relief for sciatica and sinus congestion. Massage Cupping(TM) body therapy is a modern and modified version of cupping therapy that creates suction and negative pressure through the use of both stationary and moving cups. These cups can be found on pharmacy shelves and they do not use heat unlike traditional glass cupping - making them entirely safe and easy for home use. Shannon Gilmartin is a nationally Certified Massage Cupping & MediCupping Educator. She teaches this wonderfully diverse therapy here and abroad and has witnessed the positive outcomes in her patients. She now shares all her extraordinary professional and hands-on experience within these pages, so that everyone can experience the positive benefits of cupping.
Nearly 200 step-by-step photos and full colour pages make it easy to follow Shannon's instruction. In a highly informative but easy-to-understand approach she takes you through: * The history of cupping, the types of cups and the many therapeutic benefits of cupping from skeletal and muscular to the digestive and nervous systems; * What to expect after a cupping session including comprehensive safety and techniques information; * Applications for common conditions that range from stress and back tension to frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) and even acid reflux; * There's even a section for speciality applications like athletic performance, prenatal and working with inflammation (acute vs. chronic). Understand and explore the many extraordinary benefits of cupping that are found in Shannon's amazing guide.
Shannon Gilmartin, CMT, is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified VacuTherapies Practitioner and Educator. She has 15+ years experience in Therapeutic Bodywork including Aromatherapy, BodyMind Integration, Craniosacral, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Myofascial, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic Massage, Soft Tissue Injury Rehabilitation, Sports massage, Thai Massage & Eastern theory, VacuTherapies (Massage Cupping & MediCupping) and Visceral Manipulation.