About Modern Cupping Therapy Education Company

Learn Therapeutic Cupping
from the Experts

If you’re interested in gaining proficiency in therapeutic cupping, you have a world of options, but none as in-depth and focused on safety and holistic education as Modern Cupping Therapy.

We’ll teach you to cup smart, cup safe, and cup effectively

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Hands-On Application

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Expert Instructors

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Focus on Safety

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Based on science

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Real-world Practitioners

Teaching Theory & Application

Our instructors aren’t just teachers—they are real-world practitioners who not only know the therapy inside and out, but helped develop the fundamentals used across the practice itself.

If you’re considering expanding your practice with a deeper understanding of cupping, you’re in the right place.

Not only can Modern Cupping Therapy help you learn an efficient, patient-focused approach to this treatment,

But we can also provide the realities of how therapeutic cupping can benefit all parts of the body—from the lymphatic system to the respiratory, pulmonary and skeletal systems.

Based on Science

Focused on Safety

Other courses may teach you how and where to apply cups for therapeutic means, but few will teach you the body’s reaction to therapeutic cupping and the contraindications to look for.

At Modern Cupping Therapy Education Company, we know the physical and psychological effects that can accompany cupping, and by learning this deeper level of scientific, evidence-based information, our courses can give you the ability to know the ‘what, where and when’ of how – and who – you treat with cups.

Our in-person courses allow us to focus on the tactile and visual cues along with guided instructor interaction that might be missed on a virtual platform—teaching you how to be safe and effective every time you practice.

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Expand Your Practice

with Therapeutic Cupping

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Build Your Knowledge

When you expand your practice with therapeutic cupping, you’re not just gaining another bodyworking tool. You’re gaining a skill in a modality that can prolong your career and better help your clients- providing real benefits with therapeutic results that positively impact your patient’s healing and health.

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Learn from Professional Bodyworkers

While cupping has become a recent health trend, not everyone should receive cupping treatment. At MCT Education Company, you learn cupping bodywork from real-life, every-day practitioners who understand the therapy and its benefits—but also its challenges. By learning from experts who know, you can increase your confidence level and provide effective sessions with little effort.

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Lengthen Your Career

While offering therapeutic cupping is a great way to expand your practice offerings, the reality is that it’s also a great way to lengthen your career as a practitioner. Because cupping reaches deeper levels of soft tissue than is possible with standard body work, you can provide the same level of treatment, while reducing the pressure on your joints, wrists and thumbs.

We didn't learn from the experts...

We ARE the Experts.

When you choose Modern Cupping Therapy, you’re choosing to learn from experts in the field of cupping education—in fact, we literally wrote the book on it. 

With a mission to provide superior live courses in cupping massage and bodywork for all professional therapeutic bodywork practitioners, we use decades of cupping experience to teach a variety of professions—from athletic trainers to acupuncturists—and we’ve developed a course structure that provides safe practice within a hands-on, in-person learning experience that doesn’t just teach, but builds proficiency within the practice.

 With Modern Cupping Therapy, you’ll get a depth of material and information that isn’t offered with other classes, founded fully on years of expertise and scientific proof that shows the full effects of therapeutic cupping.

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Shannon Gilmartin, CMT CMLDT, CMCTPE

Shannon Gilmartin, CMT, co-founding owner of Modern Cupping Therapy Education Company, is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Modern Cupping Therapy Practitioner and Educator, and Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Practitioner…

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Stacie Nevelus LMT, CNMT, CMCTPE, CECP

A specialist in therapeutic and sports massage applications, Stacie has become known as a specialist in acute and chronic injuries, and has expanded that knowledge through her work with elite and professional athletes in the MLB and NFL…

Learn, Practice, Experience

Cup with Confidence

When you arrive at a Modern Cupping Therapy class, you can be sure that you’re entering a positive, structured and safe learning environment that will help you gain proficiency and confidence in working with cups. Our classes are are designed to allow for a higher degree of focus and attention on the learning experience and hands-on exchanges, as well as the assurance that all your questions will be answered.

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STEP 1: Pick your Course

Whether you’re a first time cupper or an experienced cupping bodyworker, there’s a class to enhance your practice. Head to the Find a Course page and select the course nearest you.

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Step 2: Gain Knowledge & Experience

During each cupping course, you’ll get the knowledge and tools needed to perform the techniques taught and get hands-on practice of the methods of application. Then, you will have the opportunity to exchange with your partner and experience what cupping fee

Step 3: Cup with Confidence

Knowing the methods, how they feel, and having had hours of practice, cupping with confidence is only 3 steps away. Pick your class today and let’s get started.

Still Not Convinced?

Want a deeper look at what a Modern Cupping Therapy Course can offer you? Check out this video with Shannon Gilmartin, author of The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy, as she discusses our courses and what makes them the best on the market.

Want to Know More about Cupping Therapy?

From education to certification,
MCT is here to help

Choose your path and enhance your practice with skill and passion to better serve client needs while creating career longevity.

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Shannon Gilmartin

CMT CMLDT, CMCTPE

Shannon Gilmartin, CMT, co-founding owner of Modern Cupping Therapy Education Company, is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Modern Cupping Therapy Practitioner and Educator, and Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Practitioner. In addition to her focus in cupping bodywork, she has over twenty years of experience in bodywork, including: manual lymph drainage, 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, including Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, and Puerto Rico (US). Shannon owns a private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

Shannon has authored the Modern Cupping Therapy series, including ‘The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Source for Vacuum Therapies,’ ‘Easy Facial Cupping at Home,’ and ‘Face and Body Cupping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Lymph Drainage for Professional Cosmetic Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction and Contouring.’ Shannon has been published in several magazines, been interviewed on several platforms, lectured at sports medicine conferences, and hosted online webinars.

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

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Stacie Nevelus

LMT, CNMT, Modern Cupping TherapyE/P, CECP

A specialist in therapeutic and sports massage applications, Stacie has become known as a specialist in acute and chronic injuries, and has expanded that knowledge through her work with elite and professional athletes in the MLB and NFL, as well as world-ranking professionals and Olympians. As a result of her expertise, Stacie has been featured often in industry publications, and conducted a number of appearances on TV and radio to help educate others on the benefits of cupping in sports therapies.

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Lauren Lane

LMBT, CMCTP/E, CMRMP, CMLDT

With a background in structural and postural restoration, Lauren is an advocate of using cupping therapy to aid in myofascial release and lymphatic therapy. This allows her to work with patients who need the deep tissue work in a way that is much more comfortable. Her extensive knowledge and ability to explain complex topics in a relatable way paired with her enthusiasm for teaching makes her an ideal instructor. She also is a speciality in Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), where the majority of her clients come to her for help with jaw pain and discomfort.

Searching for a Cupping Certification?

Focus on the FULL MCT Certification Course

Discover the truly dynamic potential of therapeutic cupping and earn a certification in cupping therapy. 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.

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Fundamentals of Modern Cupping Therapy

2-day Course
12.5-14 CEUs*

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Therapeutic Cupping for Lymphatic Drainage

1-day Course
6.25-7 CEUs*

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MCT for Pathology & Scar Tissue

1-day Course
6.25-7 CEUs*

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Modern Cupping Therapy Full Certification

Want more detailed info about our Introductory Courses? Click the titles of each to get more info.
*CEUs vary by profession and state. Please confirm that your board will accept the CEUs before registering for a course.

New to Modern Cupping Therapy Education Co?

Start with our Introductory Courses

Providing an excellent cupping therapy service for your clients begins with understanding the science and the safety of using therapeutic cupping in your bodywork. Each student of MCTEC starts with our introductory courses to ensure that everyone knows the science and practices the safety in accordance with our standard. Everyone starts here.

To take any additional MCT courses, practitioners must complete Fundamentals of Modern Cupping Therapy and Therapeutic Cupping for Lymph Drainage OR our 3-day Combination Course.

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2-day Course
12.5-14 CEUs*

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3-day Course
18.75-21 CEUs*

Want more detailed info about our Introductory Courses? Click the titles of each to get more info.
*CEUs vary by profession and state. Please confirm that your board will accept the CEUs before registering for a course.