CAM Applications

MediCupping™ therapy utilizes a machine with glass or plastic cups to create suction on the body surface. Massage Therapists who have explored the use of vacuum therapies have found the addition of suction and lifting to other massage techniques has produced radical results for clients … and getting a lot of attention from the medical field.

A unique quality is the "lifting without force." Even when working on deep scars and adhesions, fibrous tissue, or fascia that has retained memory from the incident or injury, the technique is comfortable and works very quickly.

Having a tool that assists in evaluation and also provides the most comfortable and effective methods of affecting client wellbeing at such a profound level is of major benefit to today’s therapists. The results are often dramatic and visible, since vacuum therapies work nicely with the homeostatic mechanisms of the body. The addition of such adjunct therapies as aromatherapy, taping and magnetic micro-cups can become a complete tool box for working with an extremely wide variety of client conditions.

MediCupping™ differentiates itself from Massage Cupping™ and other traditional methods of cupping therapy. Techniques and theory are based on Massage Therapy and stay strictly within the legal and ethical scope of practice. While every therapist has their own background and education, Traditional Chinese Medicine is kept separate from ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ protocols.

The ability of the MediCupping™ machine to control the vacuum and the release of tissue makes it unique. The equipment performs the pumping techniques while the therapist concentrates on the movements. No more distraction of the gun or pump … a big advantage over manual vacuum equipment. Results are easy to document through regulation of equipment settings and successful results are achieved due to the consistency of application. The equipment is fun to use, versatile, and provides a valuable tool for supporting physician-referred patients through injury and surgical recovery.

These techniques are used safely on children, adults and elderly persons. The most common misuse of vacuum therapy is overuse, and to effectively add MediCupping™ to your toolbox it is essential to have thorough training and experience. Those who are ACE Certified Massage Cupping™ practitioners and working with manual cupping sets will integrate the mechanized equipment into their practice with ease, and novices quickly become proficient with proper training.

We offer Certification Workshops in the US and international locations.

Please seek a Certified MediCupping™ Practitioner to experience safe and effective services.




"As an owner of a very busy hair styling salon my hands were wearing out. I had started to develop symptoms of Carpel Tunnel syndrome. Numbness and constant aches were felt in my hands and arms. My doctor advised me surgery would be in inevitable if I did not change what I was doing. How could I? I used my hands in my daily work. I met Mike Krizek, Medical Massage Therapist, from a friend who had a similar issues and Mike was able to help him. We started a treatment program using MediCupping™ vacuum therapy, which he used on my hands and arms. He explained that through repetitive motion of using the scissors in my right and left hand, the tissue had tightened and compressed the nerves and vessels in my hands. After several treatments, the MediCupping™ sessions were able to open up the restriction in my hands and eliminate the numbness and pain I had felt. Mike Krizek also taught me self help maintenance treatments so that I could maintain healthy hands and enjoy my work. I continue to see Mike Krizek for regular relaxation massages and MediCcupping™".

- D. Taylor, Kingston, NY


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