Cupping is much like the opposite of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation.
Treatment relieves muscle tension, promote blood and lymph circulation, detoxification and healing. It helps in managing pain and improves immunity and digestion.
Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone.