Massage Cupping

Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, cupping has just recently jumped over into the massage world. In TCM, suction is created using glass cups and a flame, or plastic cups and a mechanical pump. The cups are then placed or “parked” on certain areas of the body and left there for 10-15 minutes.

In Massage Cupping, I use plastic or flexible silicone cups that are moved around and glide over the skin. The negative pressure of the vacuum picks up the skin and tissue below creating a wonderful sensation. This helps me to warm up the tissue, allowing me to do deeper work more comfortably. 

Massage Cupping may create a "cup kiss" or circular mark on the skin. This is not a bruise, but a sign of circulation being brought closer to the skin. These marks fade between a few minutes to 48 hours after treatment.