Educators and Staff

IntroSeven outstanding professionals conduct ACE certified workshops across the North American Continent.

Each one dedicated over 12 months to train and become an ACE Certified Massage Cupping Educator (CMCE) after working extensively with the techniques. ACE currently has one educator in Provence and a second trainer starting in northern France, and observes more great interest across Europe!

Each ACE Certified Educator adds their special expertise to create a unique and exciting learning environment. Please click on the tabs above for more information about our fantastic ACE Certified Massage Cupping Educators.





William F. Burton, Jr. LMT, CMCE completed the massage program at the National Massage Therapy Institute, October of 2002.  While at NMTI, William received CEU certification in various modalities and is currently a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional (ABMP) as well as the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AMTE) and Advanced Continuing Education (ACE).

Upon graduating from NMTI, William opened his own professional medical massage services MINDBODY THERAPEUTICS, specializing in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, scar tissue, and postural distortions. William has also taught for the past 6 years as massage therapy instructor at the DPT business school instructing: Anatomy & Physiology, Massage Techniques, Pathology, Kinesiology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Upon completing the Massage Cupping and MediCupping CEU certification workshops in 2006, William was hired by the creator and owner Anita Shannon as a Certified Massage Cupping Educator (CMCE) hosting workshops and tradeshows nationwide.





Stacie Nevelus LMT, CMCE

Stacie Nevelus

Stacie is a licensed massage therapist in Florida since February 1999. She has specialized in therapeutic and sports massage applications and became certified in Neuromuscular therapy.  In 2005, she learned Massage Cupping Therapy and since became a Certified Massage Cupping Educator for ACE.

She has become known as a specialist in acute and chronic injuries as well as working with competing and professional athletes.  Stacie has worked with many athletes ranging from world ranked tennis professionals, triathletes, national and Olympics runners and MLB and NFL players all while integrating the wonders of VacuTherapies.  Integrating this therapy into a treatment either alone or with various therapies, has been an amazing addition yielding incredible results.

Stacie was featured in Massage Magazine in October 2012 issue for Best Practices.  She has also published articles in Massage Today and Massage Message.  Stacie brings her passion for bodywork and VacuTherapies to the table and the classroom.





Annie Garic CMCE

Annie Garic

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 Masters 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.





Shannon Gilmartin CMT, CMCE

Shannon Gilmartin

Shannon Gilmartin, CMT CMCE CWC, began working as a Massage Therapist in 1999 and has been working with A.C.E. Massage Cupping and MediCupping therapies since 2003.  She is the owner of Shannon Gilmartin, CMT & Associated in Virginia Beach, VA, and is very active with various charitable organizations, including Global Health Foundations, IndoJax & Homes of Hope orphanage systems, and Surfers Healing.

Shannon’s signature approach to therapeutic bodywork is a result of her training in vacutherapies, myofascial, neuromuscular, sports massage, injury rehabilitation, medical massage, visceral manipulation, nutrition, eastern theory,Thai massage, and other techniques.

Published in Massage Today, Massage Magazine, online interviews by ‘Bodywork Buddy’ and other publications,  Shannon is very prominent in the field of continuing education  for the massage and bodywork community both domestically and abroad.

Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching vacutherapies shine through not only with safety and efficacy prioritized in the curriculum, but also in helping you find your niche with this modality as well!





Beth-ellen Zang LMT, AHE, CNC, CMCE

Beth-ellen Zang

Beth-ellen Zang has been studying and practicing natural living and healthcare since 1965. She is the Founding Director of Sedona College of Natural Health.

Her studies and practice include organic gardening, whole food preparation, holistic nutrition, herbal remedies, meditation, exercise, lifestyle awareness, oriental medicine, ayurveda and bodywork. Modalities include Advanced CranioSacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Oriental Bodywork, ACE Massage Cupping™, Myofacial Release, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Udvartana, Abyangha, Polarity, Holographic Imaging, Somato Emotional Release, Regression  (Past Life or Generational), Heart Centered Therapies,  Hydrotherapy and body cleansing, nutritional consultant/intuitive, Ayurvedic Healthcare.

She has been licensed since 1981 and actively practicing clinical medical massage in Arizona since 1983.





Randy Heaps

Randy Heaps

Randy Heaps has been practicing massage and bodywork for a decade. Introduced to the massage world when a spine injury and subsequent surgery forced him out of the electrical trade,  Randy chose to be re-trained in massage therapy. Before even completing his entire program at the Southern California School of Massage, Randy was asked by the owners to become an instructor. Randy taught at SCSM for 3 years, teaching a variety of classes including Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Back & Shoulder Soft Tissue Release, Office and Chair Massage and Swedish/American Massage. The Southern California School of Massage closed its doors after a successful 30 year run, and Randy went to become an instructor and eventual Director at the School of  Holistic Touch. At SOHT, he taught a variety of classes that included: Structural Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Office & Chair Massage, Magnet Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish/American, Hospital Massage and Powder Massage.

In 2006, Randy attended Anita Shannon’s Massage Cupping workshop. Impressed by the technique and its amazing results, when Anita approached Randy about training him to teach, he jumped at the chance. For the next year, Randy accompanied Anita all over the country on an intense training course at trade shows and workshops, further enriching his knowledge in the field of Massage Cupping Bodywork. In 2008, Mrs. Shannon created the Massage Cupping Therapy Association and appointed Randy its first President.






Doug E. Rasmusson

Doug E. Rasmusson has been a trainer with ACE Massage Cupping for 4 years.  Doug E. has been around since the inception of Massage Cupping, having been a partner with Anita Shannon in Advanced Continuing Education until his move to France.  He was Anita’s subject  body for the early years of Massage Cupping.

While in the states, Doug E.’s main practice was with emergency response massage, having been the FL-AMTA state coordinator for the Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT) until his move to North Carolina in 1997.   He was approached by the NC Office of Emergency Response to form a massage team to work along side of the NC Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team.  The Carolina Emergency Response Massage Team (CERMT) responded to New York City, following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and many other state wide disasters.   He formed Emergency Response Massage International (ERMI) in 2005 and had their first deployment to Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

He lives in Provence, France with wife Sylvie GROSJEAN-RASMUSSON, where they run seminars on health and well being, including Level 2 and Medicupping, with Anita traveling there to teach the courses.  Info about seminars and rental of their vacation apartments can be found at: and