Massage cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup positioned at the area to be treated and depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area. It also relaxes muscle tissues, helps relieve many pain causing factors, and draws stagnation, pathogenic factors, and toxins out of the body.

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