Cupping is a form of soft tissue therapy which decompresses soft tissues
using vacuum suction, unlike other forms of massage that compresses soft
tissues. During cupping, the cup gently sucks to your skin and lifts
underlying soft tissue into the cup.
How does it feel?
Cupping is very relaxing and generally not painful. The sensation that is
experienced is a pulling of the skin as the cup is moved in a rolling
fashion. Redness or a feeling of warmth is usually experienced after the
release of the cup due to increase blood flow to the area.
Who can benefit?
Almost anyone can benefit from cupping. It is used to treat lack of
mobility, tight muscles, scars and many diagnoses like headaches,
tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and release of
What to expect after treatment?
Mild soreness is to be expected from the buildup of lactic acid in the
muscle tissue, but less soreness than a deep tissue massage. Bruises are
to be expected and can last up to a week. Physical exertion and heat are
not recommended after the treatment.