What is Cupping Combined with Massage Therapy?

  • By Rebekah Campbell
  • 29 Nov, 2017

Experience longer lasting results then with massage techniques alone...

Cupping therapy can help reduce stress. Cupping therapy allows increase depth of treatment that can be achieved with less effort than traditional methods alone. Cupping therapy allows more body area to be covered in less time therefore allows for better overall results.

Dynamic cupping is a massage technique that uses soft silicone cups no fire or heat is used with Dynamic cupping the section is caused by negative air pressure that creates a drawing action of the tissues this lift compliments the compression of massage. The advantage of silicone cups is that they form easily wear hard edges cups cannot achieve suction. This makes for the perfect compliment to your massage. The lasting effects of cupping massage include the separation of tissue layers that may usually be tight. No hands can replicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the cups.

Client benefits: 

1 - Cupping helps to mobilize toxins sitting in the tissues, allowing circulatory and lymphatic systems to clear. It replaces previously congested area with New Blood.

2 - Cupping allows much better myofascial release by manually loosening adhesions and helping with the alignment of the myofascial bundle while drawing new blood into the tissues to encourage healing.

3 - Cupping allows more effective manual lymph drainage with a negative pressure stimulating better drainage into one of the lymphatic drainage points of the body, this is greatly beneficial to everyone but especially to the pre and post operative client

4 - Cupping therapy increases vasodilation and activates the release of synovial fluid in joints areas there by improving joint discomfort; effective for conditions like arthritis

5 - Gastrointestinal disorders benefit from cupping by the stimulation of peristalsis and secretion of digestive fluids

6 - Cupping assists the respiratory system when overloaded with congestive conditions such as colds flu asthma, etc. It helps to mobilize congestion and ease restrictions found in the rib cage area due to long-term coughing

7 - Cupping helps to enable better absorption of topical muscle rub products enabling better overall results

8 - Cupping ensures that clients have longer lasting results from their massage therapy session then with massage techniques alone

9 - Although the scientific Community has yet to support it - many clients find that cupping therapy is supportive to the reduction of the dimpling associated with cellulite

Flash, Static & Dynamic Cupping  (3 styles we mainly use) can leave marks on the area and should not be painful. It is not a bruise and will not turn yellow. They will usually disappear completely within a few days however some can last longer than 7-10 days.


Written and submitted by Joanne Windsor, RMT, Certified Reflexologist, Usui Reiki Master Teacher.


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By Rebekah Campbell 29 Nov, 2017

Cupping therapy can help reduce stress. Cupping therapy allows increase depth of treatment that can be achieved with less effort than traditional methods alone. Cupping therapy allows more body area to be covered in less time therefore allows for better overall results.

Dynamic cupping is a massage technique that uses soft silicone cups no fire or heat is used with Dynamic cupping the section is caused by negative air pressure that creates a drawing action of the tissues this lift compliments the compression of massage. The advantage of silicone cups is that they form easily wear hard edges cups cannot achieve suction. This makes for the perfect compliment to your massage. The lasting effects of cupping massage include the separation of tissue layers that may usually be tight. No hands can replicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the cups.

Client benefits: 

1 - Cupping helps to mobilize toxins sitting in the tissues, allowing circulatory and lymphatic systems to clear. It replaces previously congested area with New Blood.

2 - Cupping allows much better myofascial release by manually loosening adhesions and helping with the alignment of the myofascial bundle while drawing new blood into the tissues to encourage healing.

3 - Cupping allows more effective manual lymph drainage with a negative pressure stimulating better drainage into one of the lymphatic drainage points of the body, this is greatly beneficial to everyone but especially to the pre and post operative client

4 - Cupping therapy increases vasodilation and activates the release of synovial fluid in joints areas there by improving joint discomfort; effective for conditions like arthritis

5 - Gastrointestinal disorders benefit from cupping by the stimulation of peristalsis and secretion of digestive fluids

6 - Cupping assists the respiratory system when overloaded with congestive conditions such as colds flu asthma, etc. It helps to mobilize congestion and ease restrictions found in the rib cage area due to long-term coughing

7 - Cupping helps to enable better absorption of topical muscle rub products enabling better overall results

8 - Cupping ensures that clients have longer lasting results from their massage therapy session then with massage techniques alone

9 - Although the scientific Community has yet to support it - many clients find that cupping therapy is supportive to the reduction of the dimpling associated with cellulite

Flash, Static & Dynamic Cupping  (3 styles we mainly use) can leave marks on the area and should not be painful. It is not a bruise and will not turn yellow. They will usually disappear completely within a few days however some can last longer than 7-10 days.


Written and submitted by Joanne Windsor, RMT, Certified Reflexologist, Usui Reiki Master Teacher.


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