Cupping employs negative pressure (suction), rather than tissue compression, in a wide-array of bodywork techniques. By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping releases rigid soft tissues, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.

Women in Asia, Russia and Europe have been using cupping for facial rejuvenation and maintenance for years. Specially designed small cups are used to lift the facial tissue, mimicking the pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. 

Benefits include an increase in nutrients to the epidermis of the skin, to enhance absorption of facial topicals and the drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas to reduce oedema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face can benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, which may release expression lines and loosen rigid muscles associated with TMJ disorders.

Treatments last approximately 20 minutes to half an hour and take place with the patient lying on a massage couch.

Although treatments are cumulative and a course of treatments is recommended, a single treatment can show impressive results.