Contact Us

Our home office and the ACE VacuTherapies Training Center are located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our business phone number is (828) 232-1622.

Please direct any questions via email to

The Hawk Ridge Training and Treatment Center, which hosts the Massage Cupping™ Institute, is located 2800 feet up the side of a mountain where we hold educational seminars on ACE Massage Cuppping™ bodywork & MediCupping™ therapy along with providing private client sessions.

ANITA J. SHANNON is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a licensed Cosmetologist since the 1980’s, specializing in skin care, body treatments, clinical Aromatherapy and various modalities of massage therapy. She is a national educator since 1990, appearing at numerous national Spa and Massage conventions each year, and appeared as a co-host for four years on the television show “Health Options Today” with Dr. Mitchell Ghen.

Anita is the Director of Advanced Continuing Education (ACE), an NCBTMB CE provider established in 2001, and has presented countless workshops on ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ at international locations since developing these brands of bodywork in 2002. Anita has published six articles on this subject in Massage Today, Massage Magazine and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, along with publishing five educational videos, and is currently writing a book on VacuTherapies™.

Her newest efforts include The Pink Cup Project for breast health and cancer recovery support, and TheraCupping™ home care products and education. A new program will be introduced in 2012 called Foster a Firefighter to promote the use of VacuTherapies™ to assist with lung health for firefighters.

Anita was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2011.



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