Massage cupping is a therapeutic technique that’s been utilized in different cultures and settings for centuries. The process has been refined in more recent years, and is becoming more and more common in medical and therapeutic massage.
The process is simple: rather than the massage therapist exerting pressure on the body through their hands, they place specialized suction cups on various areas of the body to lift the muscles, tissues, and skin upward. Some of the benefits of cupping include increased circulation of blood and lymph in the affected areas, loosening of tension and knots in the muscles, supplying of nutrients to and oxygenating the cells, and calming the peripheral nervous system.
Cupping is growing in popularity as an inexpensive, non-invasive, very safe and accessible treatment for a variety of ailments.