We use a modern method of cupping, employing static and sliding techniques to create a vacuum pressure that pulls the skin upwards.  This stimulates blood flow to a specific region to increase circulation, calm the nervous system, and remove excess fluid and toxins, and addresses pain management by relieving stress and stiffness around joints and decreasing tightness and restriction in muscles and connective tissues, like your fascia. While you may experience mild bruising from the negative pressure experienced during the suctioning treatment, cupping is safe and non-invasive method that is very effective in softening muscles and lifting connective tissue, allowing for the improved blood flow. Often, we will use other manual treatment techniques, such as myofascial release therapy, in conjunction with your cupping therapy, to augment tissue release and healing.