Cupping Massage

A form of massage therapy which decompresses soft tissues using vacuum suction, unlike other forms of massage that compress the tissues. The cup gently sucks to your skin and lifts the underlying soft tissue(whether fascia, ligaments or muscle fibres), to help resolve chronic muscle tightness, negative nerve feedback mechanisms and pain faster than massage therapy alone.

Cupping is relaxing and generally not painful. A pulling sensation is experienced as the cup is moved in a lifting, rolling fashion. Redness or a feeling of warmth is usually experienced after the cup is released due to increased blood flow to the area.

Almost anyone can benefit from cupping, to:

  • Reduce trigger points
  • Improve circulation, blood and lymph circulation
  • Relieve pain and anxiety
  • Promote mobility and range of motion
  • Release fascial adhesions and scar tissue
  • Decrease toxins
  • Aid digestion

Post treatment:

Mild soreness is to be expected, as with most deep body work, markings from stationary cupping can vary. During the cup sliding there is less of a chance that your skin will mark as the cups won’t be in one place for long. After regular cupping treatments, you will find that the marks will visibly become lighter and lighter as suppleness and circulation improve.

1. Light pink: Fade within a few minutes to an hour.

2. Dark red: Fade between 3 days to a week (up to 2 weeks if is an old injury)

Precautions: Cupping is contradicted in people suspected of haemorrhage, easy bruising (on blood thinners), thrombosis(clots), on undiagnosed lumps or tumours(or history of cancer, as it works directly on the lymphatic system and circulation) or on people who have suffered a cardiac