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While our instructors do serve clients directly in their own practices, the purpose of MCT Education Company is to educate and train bodywork professionals to use our methods. If you’re looking for a practitioner of cupping, please review our practitioner list to find a provider local to you.

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Client receiving cupping and massage on her upper back and shoulder
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Have questions about cupping courses, CEUs, therapeutic bodywork, or cupping therapy? Send us a message and we’ll get back to within 3 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

A few of the most common things we get asked about Cupping Therapy and MCT.

No. Modern Cupping Therapy Education Company exists to educate bodywork professional on the benefits and practical application of cupping. Each of our practitioners is listed here. To receive bodywork, please reach out to them directly.

A sheet set, hand towel, massage oil (you can use lotion or cream but oil is better), pen/highlighter, water and snack. If you are local to the area, we ask if you could please bring a massage table. Those who are traveling from out of town, we understand how difficult traveling with a table can be and do not expect you to bring one.

Anyone in the healthcare industry or professional bodywork industry is welcome. Presently, MCT is NCBTMB, NCCAOM, & BOC approved for continuing education credit. While we are continuing to acquire various professional providerships, students from all areas of healthcare have enjoyed learning how to safely and effectively integrate therapeutic cupping into their existing practices with great results.

Workshops start at 9am and go until 5pm. There will be a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day. Typically, the morning portion of the workshop consists of lecture and demonstration, after lunch there will be bodywork exchange for the rest of the afternoon.

Our four-day certification course includes: Fundamentals of Modern Cupping Therapy (2-days), Therapeutic Cupping for Lymph Drainage (1-day), and Pathology and Scar (1-day). Once you have completed all four days of the three specific courses you will be awarded Certified Modern Cupping Therapy Practitioner credentials (CMCTP).

Fundamentals of Modern Cupping Therapy includes two cupping sets: body silicone cups and manual pump cupping set, course materials, and your user manuals.
If you are registering for the combination course of Fundamentals of Modern Cupping Therapy and Therapeutic Cupping for Lymph Drainage, you will receive: three cupping sets: body silicone cups, one manual pump cupping set, one face silicone cupping set, course materials, and your user manual.
If you are registering for Pathology and Scar, please bring your cupping sets from previous MCT classes.

Let us know! Email or call us to request a course to be brought near you!

Yes! Any courses may be revisited for a discounted tuition cost.

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Lauren Lane Portrait

Lauren Lane


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.

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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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Shannon Gilmartin


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.

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.