Jan 22, 2018

The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy: Your Step-by-Step Source for Vacuum Therapy by Shannon Gilmartin CMT

"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog"

You know what is awesome? Having a natural way to heal your body without medication or going to the doctors. However, it can be a bit tough if you have no idea how to use this type of healing. Well, I've been working with my Cupping set lately and the problem I'm having is knowing where to place them to relieve specific pains. 

However, I happen to be searching online and found this wonderful book for cupping therapy. The book, The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy by Shannon Gilmartin CMT has really opened my eyes to the many possible ways to use these different cups I have for my body.
The best part is that this book has clear, easy to view images of every part of the body and where to place each cup. There are so many different purposes for these cups, such as helping to relieve pain and even cure a few problems along the way.

I've read many of the success stories online about people having great results from the problems they were suffering from, which got me interested in cupping. However, without knowing how to use them correctly can be a problem, but not no more! Thanks to this book, I'm able to use the cupping set I have and place them in the correct area to relieve pain and not cause more pain along the way or make things just worse. I can finally say that I'm able to help myself and others with these cups and not cause harm. Plus, there is information on how strong the pull a cup can provide and I do notice that many areas don't need that much to provide sufficient healing.

Of course, practice is everything, but with the different examples in this book, which I do use most, I never have to worry about hurting myself with these cups and instead, I can aid and repair the problem instantly. After learning the different positions that I can target in this book, I did take a few tries at my shoulders and legs after a workout, which I will continue as it does feel so much better. I don't think I would have had that much confidence to try most of the ones I saw online, until reading a book that has true step by step directions to help me along the way. 

Also, there is plenty of safety information mentioned in this book, which is a good thing. So knowing what you need to watch out for is great since if you are follow anything for the first time or not know what you are doing with a health treatment can be very bad if you make a mistake. I would like to also point out that having that safety message and info read before starting is a good thing with these cupping sets as they are very painful and could be bad if used the wrong way. Though that can be avoided by paying attention to each step and correctly following along. 

Finally, I really enjoy the visuals and being able to learn and understand each step or where I can place them to relive and help a certain pain or problem I'm having. I've found this book to be a top-notch helper for me as it's been very easy to read, leave open to practice each step, and useful guidance that allowed me to learn a little more about cupping then I have ever really known before. I would highly recommend this guide and would suggest this book be part of any cupping set that anyone gets, it's worth having guidance when using those cups!

Information About The Author:
Shannon Gilmartin, CMT, is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist, certified vacutherapies practitioner and educator. In addition to her focus in massage cupping, she has over 15 years of experience in therapeutic bodywork, including 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 and practices in Virginia Beach.

Book Information:

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose; 1 edition (October 31, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778805832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778805830
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches

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