Massage Cupping

  Round cupping marks seen on Michael Phelps occur when the cups are stationed in one spot for a period of time. Massage cupping involves the cups moving over the body resulting in little marking and discoloration.

Round cupping marks seen on Michael Phelps occur when the cups are stationed in one spot for a period of time. Massage cupping involves the cups moving over the body resulting in little marking and discoloration.

Undoubtedly everyone has seen many athletes at the Olympics sporting the telltale round marks from cupping, in particular Michael Phelps.This technique can be an effective adjunct therapy when incorporated into a massage session.
I practice massage cupping, also known as vacuum therapy. Rather than keeping the cups stationary, I use them to glide across the skin, lifting fascia and bringing increased blood flow through trouble areas. It is a very efficient means to warm the tissue, allowing me to work more deeply and therapeutically. When the cups are in constant motion, there is little to no discoloration like traditional cupping. This technique is helpful for many conditions such as IT Band Syndrome and Frozen Shoulder. Curious if it can help you? Let me know the next time you book a session and I will happily incorporate it into your massage. There is no additional charge for massage cupping.