What is Massage Cupping?

Massage cupping is a modified version of "cupping therapy," which has been used in Chinese medicine for many years.

By creating negative pressure, cups are used to drain excess fluids and toxins; stimulate the peripheral nervous system; bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin; and loosen adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots in soft tissue. Application of cups draws blood from arteries to capillaries then returns via veins to be disposed.

Conditions that benefit:

  • Asthma and pneumonia
  • Scar tissue
  • High blood pressure
  • Cellulite
  • Anxiety & fatigue
  • Congestion
  • Chronic headaches
  • TMJ
  • Rheumatism
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Edema

Effects of Massage Cupping:

  • Sedates nervous system
  • Increased blood flow
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Scar reduction
  • Lymph drainage
  • Loosens adhesions
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Increased ROM

Please note: Massage Cupping can be stationary or performed using circular or gliding movements. The skin will redden with strong cupping, indications that circulation has been brought to the surface. Small marks, ranging in color, may be present for several days. These are not bruises but old blood being pulled from tissue. Increased blood supply with nourish muscle and skin and allow toxins to be carried away.

*Patients with diabetes or who are taking blood thinners are treated with less suction and massaged gently. After treatment, it is strongly recommended to avoid excess heat or cold and to drink plenty of water.

To schedule an appointment with Laura Mitchell for Massage Cupping please call 517.337.3080