How It Works

Cupping massage therapy is an ancient form of massage therapy that utilizes suction cups to relieve pain and tension in the areas of concern. Via suction, an internal vacuum is created that delivers negative pressure. Negative pressure (pulling action of the cup) works to release soft tissue, drain excess fluid, stimulate your lymphatic system, and bring oxygen and blood flow to your stiff muscles. Not only is this great if you suffer from chronic inflammation or pain, but the pulling action also works to deeply relax the entire body. Negative pressure triggers your parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for helping us relax.


Suction cup therapy is extremely safe and oftentimes resolves chronic pain and stiffness quicker than massage therapy alone. It is so effective that it can be used in place of a deep tissue massage. This form of therapy works to decompress soft tissues using suction while regular massage therapy compresses the tissue. Cupping therapy is a unique way to relieve pain, drain excess fluid, increase energy, improve reflexology, and so much more. It can even be used to stimulate blood flow, minimize fascial restriction, facial rejuvenation, removing wrinkles and cellulite build up. No matter what your area of concern is, cupping massage therapy really is a one-stop shop for your whole body. Contact Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage today to schedule your cupping massage therapy appointment! We cannot wait for you to experience the results of cupping.