Cupping has been widely used in China and ancient Egypt as a form of alternative medicine for the treatment of blood flow and qi. The suction effect from traditional cupping is achieved by applying heated cups to the skin. As the air inside the cups cool, suction is applied to the skin locally. A similar suction effect may be achieved using special cups with an air valve and a pump to create suction. Scientifically, cupping has been shown to improve soft tissue mobility, reduce pain and inflammation. In addition, it may improve blood flow, relaxation, and well being. Book your massage with our massage therapists and try it for yourself.