To register for an ACE Massage Cupping™ workshop please check the workshop schedule to choose a date, location, and educator. For your convenience, online registrations for all workshops with Anita Shannon are featured in our online store or you can call 828- 232-1622. To register for classes with other ACE educators, please refer to the information found in the workshop calendar.

ACE Institute Practicum

CEUs: 27 NCBTMB-approved CEUs

The new ACE Institute is located in downtown Asheville, NC and is home to the ACE training center and the ACE VacuTherapies™ Institute. The Institute practicum will be available to all graduates of ACE workshops and provides the perfect opportunity to do case studies and work on live patients under the direct tutelage of Anita Shannon.

The Institute practicum will be held over five days, Wednesday through Sunday. The Wednesday session will be from 3-6:30, Thursday-Saturday will be 9-5:00, and Sunday will be 9-2:00. This schedule is designed to keep student travel costs similar to those of a three-day workshop. Each Institute Practicum session will focus on one condition such as mastectomy and breast reconstruction, scoliosis, MS, PTSS, joint replacements, and many more.

Each full day begins with a group case review session and progresses to working with clients. The input and ideas from the group case review is a wonderful experience many of us in private practice do not often get, and builds a strong support group for the future.

Only four to six students can be accepted for each Institute session, in order to provide a highly focused learning environment along with quality care for those who come in for treatments. Graduates will leave with a solid understanding of the specific conditions being studied, including safety and contraindications, as well as the variations that occur in each person who gets on our table.

Join us for this exciting new phase of education and exploration of vacuum therapies!