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Massage cupping

Cupping Therapy is an ancient healing form of medicine in which a partial vacuum is created in a cup and placed on the skin resulting in local suction. Cupping was used for a wide variety of ailments by the Chinese, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and it spread in multiple forms throughout Asia and Europe. In the 1800s cupping was widely used by American and European doctors to treat colds and respiratory ailments and it has become an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Benefits of Massage Cupping

The suction and negative pressure can affect tissues up to four inches deep. Combined with a variety of bodywork techniques such as Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Lymphatic Drainage, Massage Cupping:


  • lifts and separates muscle and fascia

  • loosens adhesions and scars

  • drains excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways

  • bathes the area with fresh blood and lymph

  • opens chest and lungs assisting breathing

  • engages the parasympathetic nervous system inducing deep relaxation

  • improves skin health and circulation

  • aids pain management, detoxification, athletic performance


Numerous conditions respond to massage cupping


  • Anxiety and insomnia

  • High blood pressure

  • Fibromyalgia and chronic pain

  • Edema (swelling) and stagnant lymph

  • Tendinitis and Plantar fasciitis

  • Asthma, pneumonia, lung inflammation

  • Sinusitis

  • Toxicity

  • Arthritis

  • Sluggish colon and IBS

  • Scars and adhesions

  • Pre / post operative, hastening recovery


Anna uses the cups for lymphatic drainage and as massage tools to loosen, warm up, and decongest the tissue.

Massage cupping, Lymphatic Drainage

I love the cups! When Anna applies them it feels so good and relaxing. I could have a whole session just with them.

-Carey M.

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