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Medicupping Information

VacuTherapies™ provide a wonderful bridge to the medical community, with special applications for pre- and post-surgery conditions, chiropractic and orthopedic work, conditions associated with Diabetes, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, and much more. Results are fast and comfortable for the client and practitioner, and noticeably impressive to medical professionals.

One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the "separation" that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue as well as the elimination of old waste and congestion.

Along with the substantial health benefits of clearing old debris, the use of suction is invaluable in releasing soft tissue, scars and restricted fascia. Sports professionals are benefiting from the ease of recovery from injury or surgery and an increase in athletic performance, and major league sports teams are utilizing the therapy.

How it Works

MediCupping™ uses a machine to create the suction and pumping movements that are normally done with manual vacuum pistols, to create a soothing, consistent and effective treatment without strain on the therapist or client.

A brief experience will illustrate the immediate treatment applications, as well as the invaluable information that the body reveals through the lens of the cup. This presentation will explain the effects of VacuTherapies™ on the body and how these effects can result in dramatic changes in client conditions. As an adjunct therapy to chiropractic manipulations, physical therapy, medical protocols and surgical recovery, MediCupping™ therapy accelerates patient progress … leading to happy clients and enhancing the outcomes of any treatment programs.

How does it feel?

The sensation is truly indescribable, often experienced as deep warmth and a tingling sensation lasting long after the treatment has ended. The nervous system is sedated, and people will often descend into a profound state of relaxation. Many people have seen the pictures of Michael Phelps and his big red circle and thought to themselves, “Wow, that looks painful!” PAIN IS NOT NECESSARY for MediCupping™ to work correctly. We often start by heating and gently clearing the closest lymph node to the area we are working. Then we begin with a gentle suction-release technique to free the “stuck” layers before we raise the suction or glide. Once we can glide smoothly through a section of tissue, we know the layers are free, and misplaced “dirty fluid” will be headed out of the body. If we didn’t do this, you would feel pain or pinching that would have no benefit to you.

Is cupping safe?

This treatment is used safely on children, adults, and the elderly. MediCupping™ is an intense therapy, and its impact on the body systems is significant.

Will I have bruises or red marks?

MediCupping™ with our machine very rarely produces any discoloration on the skin. Our manual polycarbonate massage cups are more likely than our machine to create marks. If this appears during the treatment, it’s just a bonus indicating the release of intense stagnation (body fluids and toxins) in the area. Dark-colored marks are NOT BRUISES and will dissipate anywhere between a few hours and a few days. Rarely and in the case of severe or old injury is there seen excessive colored marks that last longer. It is also unlikely that marks will re-occur in the same area once stagnation is cleared.

After Your MediCupping™ Session

  • Drink plenty of the purest water you can find (not all fluids are equal)
  • Do not exercise until the next day
  • Avoid chills, drafts or heat for 4-6 hrs.
  • Avoid showers, steam, sauna till next day (if you must bathe, keep it lukewarm)
  • Do not receive other bodywork for 48 hours as this could overload your system or it could negate the work that has been done.
  • Remember that MediCupping™ therapy starts working on detoxifying and opening lymphatic pathways slowly for those who have more “solid bloat” or specific trauma to the tissue, but sometimes with dramatic results. Subsequent sessions will yield even better results and eventually will be done faster.
  • If you are participating in the body contouring, it is important to leave the essential oils on overnight and not bathe.
  • Call your therapist with any questions you might have.


Medicupping Before and After