Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy employs negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques.

There are many methods of cupping and it has been used in many different cultures dating back some 3500 years ago.

Cupping is not painful and can achieve some of the same results as a deep tissue massage in a faster process.

By creating suction and negative pressure, this therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions and scar tissue and brings blood flow to muscles. There is no form of lymphatic drainage and stimulation that can even approach the efficiency and speed that cupping can achieve. It is amazing work for the health of our immune system and inflammation deeply rooted within the body.

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

  • It pulls toxins out of the tissues and brings it to the skin's surface. It discharges waste and toxins into the circulatory and lymphatic system where it can be properly flushed out.
  • By creating suction, the tissue below can be lifted, making space for the underline structures to function at a fuller capacity. It offers amazing benefits for organ health.
  • Deep tissue and myofascial release are easily accomplished, allowing superior body work to hard rigid soft tissue.
  • It activates the release of synovial fluid to lubricate joint stiffness in ways not possible with traditional massage.
  • It resupplies vital nutrients throughout the body as the cells are free of metabolic wastes and toxins.
  • It has remarkable effects on chronic gastric disorders and the digestive system as a whole. It stimulates the inside of organs, the peristaltic movement and secretion of digestive fluids.

Cupping Therapy is beneficial for many conditions such as:

  • Soft tissue pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Common cold
  • High blood pressure
  • Sciatica
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Poor circulation
  • Edema
  • Chronic headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Menstrual problems
  • Diseases of the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems

What to Expect in a Cupping Session

Receiving Cupping can feel deeply pleasurable or mildly uncomfortable, depending on the individual. People often report that the experience stays with them longer than most body work treatments and the speed in which cupping changes the tissue is truly amazing. The most common and unfortunate misconception concerning Cupping is the misinterpretation of the marks sometimes resulting from the treatment.


The vacuum formed by Cupping draws up old non circulating blood and brings it to the surface away from the injury, so healthy free circulation can be restored to the affected area thus making space for oxygen, living cells, and nutrients for faster recovery. The discoloration fades from a few hours up to a week, depending on the amount of stagnation. The length of time it takes for it to fade indicates the severity and toxicity of a client's condition. As treatments accumulate, marks will occur less and less. This is a direct result of stagnation, debris and toxins being expelled from the body.