The use of suction cups to “Pull out Pain” from the body. Traditionally Cupping is used to remove surface pathogens from the body. It literally pulls out the heat, cold, wind ect from the tissue creating smooth flowing energy.
In my practice I find that the use of cupping helps separate fascial planes to relieve tight knotted muscles. It is the perfect adjunct to massage techniques because it pulls the tissue up, stretching the tissue creating more space, while massage often pushes the tissue down compressing it.