Cupping Massage at Strata Massage Therapy

This is an ancient Chinese therapy. Commonly seen most recently on Michael Phelps during the olympics. The basic idea behind cupping therapy is to place glass cups or silicone cups on the patient’s skin to create a vacuum, so the blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing. This technique is good for tight tense muscles, scar tissue, fascial adhesions or cellulite and often leaves “cup kisses” or a bruise.

Cupping Massage