I am amazed at the profound effect of the Cupping treatment and how quick the results occurred. I wasn't expecting as much of an emotional release of "crud", but my channels were opened and negative energy released.
- Beatrice Frankovich
I am a fan of massage in general, and receive massage by various
practitioners, as I travel often. Over the past few months, my local
therapist, began incorporating Cupping into my sessions. Moving the cups
and utilizing negative pressure is it's own modality of massage.
The benefits I've experienced include increased relaxation and the
effectiveness in decreasing soreness and pain from tough areas is
exemplary. I now enjoy the utilization of the cups in my local sessions
as they are positively significant to the results of each massage
- Edward Goodridge Jr. CEO
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
At my massage appointments, my therapist has been using Massage Cupping
techniques that have been very beneficial to my physical and mental
health. Having Fibromyalgia and muscle adhesions are painful are not
helped with just hot and cold packs alone. The Massage Cupping used
on me releases my stuck muscles and allows circulation, it has ultimately
helped in preventing chronic muscle pain and spasms.
- Kathleen A. Baker
I am an active person who has a gymnastic background. I have had few
massages throughout my life and I am new to massage cupping.
It's always common for me to have a few places on my back that are
tight or a bit sore. After my first MC treatment I was amazed at how
much tightness was relieved. What I like most about MC is that it
was able to get in deep and relieve my tension for good. After just
a few sessions I could not believe that I had no sore spots. This
is usual for me. As with any new type of treatments I may have been
skeptical but after receiving the treatments and understanding it
I am surprised that this modality it not more common. I would recommend
it to anyone. With a trained practitioner of course.
- Litsa Olsson - Realtor
I feel that without my therapists' use of the cupping tools during
my massage, the release of my painful stuck calf muscles and the deeper
massage I'm getting and need would not be possible. Massage Cupping
saves time and energy, and it resolves my pain quickly.
- Shelly Summers
I wanted to provide feedback on a new cupping technique I experienced. When I cfirst tried it I was feeling sore, tense and stressed
out and Cupping was very helpful. I enjoy it and continue
the treatment in other visits. The massage cupping has a cleansing effect
and has purged toxin out of my body. Thank you for this wonderful
treatment you provide.
- Victoria Yeager
Stillaguamish Tribal Member
I have been treated with negative pressure massage for the past 3
months. This type of therapy has offered me freedom from pain that
I experienced in my upper shoulders and neck areas. The relief has
been significant, and I can only discern that the "knots"
in my shoulders have been alleviated due to the effective cupping
massage performed. I am grateful for this therapy and encourage it's
- Sandy Gotts
Vocational Rehabilitation Couselor
I have had the pleasure of being 'Cupped', by my therapist. She didn't
start using this treatment until the last few months, but when she
did, I was amazed at the results! I had very tender spots on my arms,
from the tops to the inner parts of my elbows that she had been working
on with variuos techniques from rotating hot and cold compresses,
deep tissue work etc., and when she started the cupping treatments,
the areas softened and the pain was alleviated completely within a
few treatments. She cups my back and and the tension seems to float
away leaving me surrounded by warmth and relaxation.
Kelly D Baker
I can't tell you how much your workshop in March 2012 in Portland, ME has meant to me and my clients.
I have been working with the cups (all of them) since the workshop and the majority of my clients and new clients have had profound results. Some examples:
> My husband now has a Cupping session once per week and he has range of motion in his legs that he has not had for a while!
> A dancer and tennis player that had supraspinatus tendon surgery and rehab times 1 year and still could not dance or play tennis is now pain free and doing both activities after 5 cupping sessions!!!!
> A woman came to me with abdominal complaints despite extensive medical treatment, and one day after 1 session with the Khangzoo cups she left a message for me indicating that she felt better than she has in a very long time and her acupuncturist wanted information on the technique. It was my second time doing the technique-the first was in class! I directed her acupuncturist to your web site.
> I have a 70 year old that has enjoyed the facial cupping and notices the decrease in his fine lines and deeper lines. I could go on and on. I love cupping!
I am so happy to be helping so many people quicker than before. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
I am hoping you can come back this way for an advanced workshop. I am ready
I had to let you know how grateful I am for sharing your expertise.
- Linda Poire, LMP
I am getting such wonderful feedback and testimonials for cupping. I did your sciatica routine and combined elements from bruce's on a 91 yr old for whom the medical clinic referred to me to help him with sciatica pain ...debilitating for him. After 1 session he came back in 2 weeks and shared he had went square dancing and had not walked the floor since the cupping. He was singing my praises for this wonderful therapy. HE wondered if I could remove the pain in his feet and he would feel like he was cured......
Another gal I cupped for bursitis shared that this was the first time she's felt relief in over a year.
Cupping has changed my practice.
- Linda Flack, LMP
My 91 yr client came today and with a quiver in his voice said, "You don't know what a blessing it is to be able to sleep all night. When I do get up to go the BR I can go right back to sleep. Before I walked the floor or sat in a chair until morning. I feel like I'm cured. Just a tiny bit of burning in the bottom of my foot but I know after today you'll fix that too." He plans to go square dancing tonight if he's not too tired. His debilitating sciatica is gone.
I wanted to share a story about one of my clients with
you and how much massage cupping has helped them. This client is a
high school student and was involved in a serious accident last year
in a football game that left him with a broken back and a severe concussion.
He has been suffering from headaches every day since the accident,
sometimes migraines that were so bad he would throw up. He was suffering
from double vision and couldn't read books, and really couldn't be
anywhere bright (like outside) or where there was too much visual
stimulation, like the movies, or even art galleries. He basically
had to hide in the dark, and this was a high school kid! His mother
even said he was struggling in school because of the accident. I had
been doing massage on him, and also worked on his mother, and he had
never disclosed to me the headaches he was suffering from. His mother
was the one that told me, and I suggested to her we try the MC.
After the first session, he hated it because he was
nauseous for two days and was 'covered in hickeys' (I had explained
all of this to him!). But his headaches weren't as frequent. She was
noticing a difference in her son. So I continued with the cupping
with him. I've been working on him for about a month and the changes
are amazing. His back doesn't bother him anymore, he doesn't get headaches,
he can go to the movies, go dirtbiking, lift weights, read books,
all things he hadn't been able to do for a year.
When I first saw him for massage, he would barely talk,
and now he's talking all the time and cracking jokes. When his mother
told me I had given her son back to her that she was missing for a
year, I almost cried. Last week, his grandmother even stopped by the
spa to thank me for helping him. If it wasn't for MC, they would still
be searching for answers and pumping their son full of medications
that weren't effective.
So once again, thank you for teaching massage cupping,
sharing it with us so we can help others. And by the way, now this
client looks forward to his appointments and feels energized after
- Rebecca Brooks, LMP
I have been a LMP for 7.5 years, and have been Massage Cupping for
about 19 months. Every time I use this modality - I am amazed.
After taking the class I was so excited to get back to work and use
it. The very first client I used it on was also amazed with the results
we had. She had been in an auto accident 6 months prior and was getting
massage and chiropratic care to relieve the pain in her shoulders
and neck. We were getting results with compression massage - but they
were minimal and short lived. After her first seesions she felt great!
A week later I saw her again and her pain had not returned!! I continue
to have results like this one.
My specialty is deep tissue work, which can get quite uncomfortable
at times. With Massage Cupping it is not painful. It is my hope that
as a licensed massage therapist I will be able to continue using Massage
Cupping for a long time.
- Jennifer Rhoeder, LMP
My name is Anna C. Daniels, I'm a Washington State LMP and AMTA Member.
I have been utilizing Massage Cupping since August, 2006. I incorporate
cupping for relaxation and treatment work in my daily sessions (I
practice 5-7 days per week) and I cannot imagine practicing massage
without the utilization of my Massage Cups.
When I added Massage Cupping in August of 2006, I had become so familiar
with how the majority of my clients bodies responded to the "regular"
techniques that I had become accustomed to using on each, that when
I incorporated Negative Pressure Massage with cups, I was able to
very clearly differentiate the results of the cupping treatments almost
immediately. When my clients got off the table and returned, the feedback
I received matched my observations and palpation driven conclusions.
Not only does Mssage Cupping allow me to still utilize each massage
stroke that I had been using in "regular" treatments, with
less impact on my own muscles - it takes less time for the results!
Here are a few cases I would like to share:
- I had a client 39 1/2 weeks pregnant that came in one Friday morning
kind of bummed out. It is her first baby and her doctor that morning
had told her that all signs said that nothing was going to start
happening almost 2 weeks past her due date. Well her mom was going
to be taking off (no flexibility) and her boyfriend was supposed
to be going to the Phillipines - they had arranged their schedules
so that they could be with her at the birth, but with this news
from her Dr. - both would be gone. She asked me about pressure points
and said she was willing to try anything!
So, during her massage I did some pressure point work, incorporating
the negative pressure cups w/the positive magnetics in place on
her inner ankle, first right then left, for about 3 minutes. Later
that evening, I was told that she went into labor and had her baby
that around midnight, the baby was happy and healthy and everything
- I have a client with chronic fatigue and lots of HT's, and stress
etc, etc.... This morning she was exhausted and her feet were swollen.
I remembered you mentioning that inflammation was due to an overbalance
of positive ions (thanks a lot for mentioning that too) so I cupped
her hands and feet with the negative magnets. Right after she came
out of the massage she said that her shoes were looser and she could
tell that her feet weren't so swollen anymore. Then (because she
works in the same clinic that I do) I passed by her and she's all
rosy in the cheeks, and looking very happy.
- Another client - a 16 year old girl with chronic neck/shoulder
pain. She mainly holds everything stressful in her muscles, and
rarely loosens up much, she also has bursitis in one of her shoulders...
I have tried so many techniques with her, but it was the Negative
Pressure Massage that was exactly what she needed. Instead of another
session of pushing and pressing on her, the calming and healing
lifting and stretching softened her up quick. She looked absolutely
lethargic when she got off the table, but she was going home to
sleep the day away anyway, so I made sure I saw her drinking 1-2
cups of water before she left. I spoke with her mom the next morning
just to check on her and her mom said she was really relaxed and
- Anna C. Daniels, LMP
My name is Bella Lutminsky - I grew up having cupping done to me
by my grandma in Romania. I have been doing massage since 1973.
My practice is located at my private studio in San Francisco. I
have the great pleasure of telling you about a success I am having
in my massage practice that is unmatched in my history as a practitioner.
One client of mine, that I have been seeing for the last almost
12 years, is a 27 year old male with severe MS, diagnosed at age
8 and living dependant on his parents since his diagnosis. Most
of the last 7 years he arrives at my studio in his chair and only
with difficulty are we able to get him on and off the table. At
home - he has problems sleeping, eating, toileting, sitting, standing...or
doing most anything other than laying in his bed listening to soft
music. The rigidity in his muscles at times is so intense that I
can only hope that I have provided him some comfort and relief -
it is so very heartbreaking. Throughout he remain cheerful and apologetic
to his difficulties.
Shortly after I began doing the cupping in my practice, I was talking
to his Father and I mentioned the cupping - he asked me to try it
on his son. He signed the release form and I did as he requested,
although I have to tell you I was quite nervous about this, knowing
the frail condition of this young man. I began very gently, using
my rubber cups and, within 2 minutes I noticed he was relaxing some
- really relaxing! I continued working in this manner on his shoulders,
back and gluteals - he fell asleep on the table (he's never done
this before). I turned him over and did some cupping on his pectorals
and scalenes (always extraordinarily contracted) and although initially
there was some discomfort, he asked me to continue. Again he fell
asleep, which I let him do for a while as he sleeps so little. He
looked absolutely drugged as his father wheeled him out of the treatment
room (we both were more than a little concerned).
Well, the next morning there was a message on my office service
to please call the home of this client (I was very, very worried).
When I called them, his Mom answered and when she heard who was
calling she began crying... she couldn't believe it... something
about scrambled eggs...I couldn't tell if good or bad was occurring.
The Father got on the line and told me that when he'd arrived home
the evening before - his son drank some tomato soup and went to
bed..... he slept soundly through the entire night - 13+ hours!
He awoke early and got up, on his own to make scrambled eggs for
the family. His Father described him as alert, laughing and telling
jokes. He sounded very happy and thanked me several times before
making an appointment for later on that week.
Since then I have continued to perform Massage Cupping on this
young man as he continues to take steps towards a truly better quality
of life. He seems to do better in the days following our treatments
- so they increased his visits with me to 2x per week. He is now
walking alot more, eating, toileting more regularly. As well, he
wants to go more places and do things - he didn't like going anywhere
I don't know where this is going to end up taking him - but we
are going to find out. Thanks for the opportunity to share...and
much more for the knowledge and tools to help someone so deserving.
I feel blessed.
- Bella Lutminsky, LMBT, PT
San Francisco, CA
I want to share with you some experiences Iam having with cupping:
The first is a lady in her late 30's that is built like a man.
Very strong and very tough. She has been coming to me every week
for about 4 months getting the Ashiatsu therapy. It has helped but
she always has some stubborn areas especially in the shoulders.
I used the blue rubber cups and she got immediate relief! She had
alot of sha by the end of the session but she was happy with the
The next is a client who I see weekly and is a large, strong woman
who has the tennis elbow I was asking you about. I did the neg/pos.
cupping up and down her arm as you suggested and she had immediate
relief. The swelling went down. I also cupped her chronicly tight
L shouder with wonderful results.
My final experience of the day was one of my regular weekly clients
who suffers from chronic knee pain and a weird bump of tightness
in her hip that happened when her first kid was born over 30 years
ago. They sent her to physical therapy for it at the time but it
didn't help. I did small cups all around her knee - she had a measure
of relief right away and the next day felt even more relief. I did
cupping on her hip with the blue cups - on & around the bump
that had been there for 3 decades - - and it came out! She is ecstatic.
I had another amazing experience with cupping. I have a long time
client who had surgery on both wrists, one for carpal tunnel and
one for something else. She has not been able to fully open or close
her hands in years. I placed the smallest rubber cup on the palm
of each hand of one of my clients. I left them on for about half
the session and when I took them off she could open and close her
hands with ease and without pain! It has continued to stay that
Needless to say I am very excited about all this! My first facial
is booked for tommorrow and I can't wait to see the results.
- Donna Rowell, LMT
My 3 yr old niece has never been "normal" in her bowel
movements - lots of severe constipation, pain, enemas - it has been
very difficult and now their doctor is suggesting a colostomy bag
for her! After you & I talked about doing the massage cupping
yesterday, I did the procedure on my little niece, she was a little
scared, laying there holding her tiny hands up in the air, but I
reassured her that I would never hurt her, and told her everything
that I was doing. When we got to the top of the lg intestine (location
was at around 1:00), the cup became "stuck." So, I jiggled
it around to loosen it up. She said that it hurt, but no sooner
that she said that it released.
About 1 1/2 to 2 hours later, you wouldn't have believed her diaper!
(they've been trying to potty-train her, but i think it may be a
little more difficult with someone who has defecation problems).
The diaper was HEAVY and my sister-in-law said that she had never
seen Kaile poop like that. They said it was like peanut butter (lol),
just like you describe what it should be like! Later that evening
again she filled her diaper. I am thinking that she had a twisted
intestine, and even though we can't see the intestines, I think
it got straightened out, by lifting and moving.
My sister is relieved and somewhat shocked that such a simple treatment
could end years of pain and frustration and give back to my niece
a normal life.
Right on, Jesse. I love this stuff!
- K. O'Brien
I just wanted to drop you a couple of lines and check
in with you with some feedback on how cupping massage is going with
the elderly clients @ the assisted living home. First of all, one
of the challenges I had was educating them that this treatment was
beneficial to their overall circulation. I am having great results,
more people are signing up and I just wanted to say thank you for
providing me with the skills necessary to make a difference.