Cupping involves placing either silicone or plastic cups on an area of the body, creating suction while drawing the tissue and skin into the cup itself. The cups may be placed either in one spot or may be used in a gliding motion across the body. Cupping can be used to treat either acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Benefits to cupping may include:

  • Increases circulation
  • Assists in reducing swelling
  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Improves blood flow