Cupping Massage Bodywork


The Cupping Massage bodywork is more commonly used tool for massage therapists and other healthcare practitioners. Before applying the cup, the therapist will administer oil or lotion to facilitate smooth movement. The cup is positioned over the area of the body to be treated and suction is created using a vacuum gun or bulb. The more traditional method involves inserting a flame into a glass cup to create the vacuum. With the suction gun, the suction level can range from light to heavy, and the movements performed by the therapist can be stimulating or sedating. Also the suction gun allows a ‘suction/relieve” technique which is very beneficial for facial, foot massage and upper and lower limb which cannot do using glass cups.


People often report that the experience stayed with them longer than most treatments, and the speed with which Cupping Massage bodywork effects change in the tissue is truly amazing. When used in a treatment series, the results are cumulative.


Conditions responding to Cupping Massage Bodywork:


  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Face lifting and drainage

  • Cold and flu

  • Carpal tunnel syndrom

  • High blood pressure

  • Bronchial asthma, breathing issues

  • Post-surgery adhesion

  • Activates the skin, clears stretch marks and wrinkles


  • Musculo-skeletal problems: pain, spasms, cramps

  • tightness, numbness, stiffness of the back and neck

  • Cellulite

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Improves the movement of colon

  • Detox


Will it cause discoloration on your skin?


Cupping Massage Bodywork very rarely produces this discoloration, called a “cup kiss” or “doo-hickey.” If this appears during the treatment, it’s just an added bonus indicating the release of intense stagnation

(body fluids and toxins) in the area.
This discoloration of the skin is not caused by broken vessels or tissue trauma, but through the drawing up of waste products to the surface for excretion. It is actually a good sign. Generally marks can last for several days and will dissipate anywhere between a few hours and a few days. It is also unlikely that it will re-occur in the same area.
Please inform your therapist if you are intending to wear clothing where possible marks could be visible.




  • Make sure you have not planned any sauna or steaming, no other bodywork for the next 2 days and no exercise until the next day.

  • Take a shower before treatment as it is recommended not to have a shower until the day after the treatment.

  • Please inform your therapist if you are intending to wear clothing where possible marks could be visible.





  • Drink plenty of the purest water you can find

  • Do not exercise until the next day   

  • Avoid chills, drafts or excessive heat for 4-6 hrs.

  • Avoid hot showers, steam, sauna until next day (use warm water)

  • Do not receive other bodywork for 48 hours as this could overload your system orcomplicate the work that was done.

  • Remember that Cupping Massage Bodywork starts working on opening lymphatic pathways for those who have “solid bloat”, debris and congestion, or specific trauma to the tissue, often with dramatic results. Subsequent sessions clear deeper layers of old congestion and restriction to effect significant change in conditions.




Cupping and cellulite


This technique is also easily used at home for preventing and treating cellulite. Vacuum cupping massage is one of numerous methods of anti cellulite massage that can be done with the use of massage cupping and any kind of massage oil or cream.


During the massage the cup stimulates your skin and encourages collagen and elastic formation which gives your skins its structure and strength resulting in a smooth healthy texture eliminating that ‘orange peel’ effect we know as cellulite.


Lessen cellulite by stimulating toxic release and stimulating collagen and elastin production. The fat cells are destroyed and led to lymph nodes where are disposed from the body.