2018 Convention: CE Class – Cupping



Saturday, March 17th
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 18th
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presented By: ANNIE GARIC

Massage Cupping™ is a modern form of vacuum therapy used to soften muscles and tone attachments. It loosens adhesions and lifts connective tissue, bringing hydration & blood flow to body tissues. Moving deep inflammation to the surface for release, it opens lymphatic pathways by draining excess fluids and toxins.

This (12-hour) 1-½ day “intro class” in Massage Cupping will get you started-learning benefits of vacuum therapy, and how to safely use cupping tools on a variety of body parts.

CE Course Fees: CE Course and Provider Information:
  • $225 AMTA Members
  • $275 Non-Members
  • $100 Students
  • Saturday and Sunday counts for 12 LABMT & NCBTMB CEU’s.
  • Louisiana Provider Number LAP0129
  • NCBTMB Number 312464-00


  • Purchase massage cups prior to taking the class
  • Bring the following items to class:
    • cups
    • wipes to clean cups (such as Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes)
      • wipes with bleach or alcohol are not recommended for use on cups
    • massage table
    • sheets
    • oil or lotion
    • small folding table to place your cups and wipes on
      • a small TV tray or something similar will work just fine

About Annie Garic

We are proud to Announce that our Presenter is Annie Garic from Ace Massage Cupping.  Annie Garic has been interested in health and well-being her entire life.  She graduated with a BS in Health and Physical Education from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Southern Methodist University.  She taught H&PE and coached at the high school level for 10 years before discovering her true passion in the healing arts.  During her last year of coaching she strained her back while playing with her team; a friend suggested a massage.  She was so amazed by the results; the rest is history. She is still playing basketball today.

Annie began her massage therapy career in 1987 earning certifications from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, the Atlanta School of Massage, and the Upledger Institute.  She continually seeks educational opportunities to enhance her skills for the benefit of her clients’ health and lifestyle.

In 2001, she took her first ACE Massage Cupping™ workshop from Anita Shannon.  The benefits were immediate for her clients and herself. She continued to study with Anita and became a Certified ACE Massage Cupping™ educator in 2007. Annie practices in New Orleans, LA and Asheville, NC and teaches all over the country.


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