What is Massage Cupping?

Massage Cupping  (MC)  or Myofacial Decompression (MDF) is an adaption of ancient techniques and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Glass, silicone, or plastic cups create a negative/reverse pressure on the skin’s surface. Cups are then moved using various techniques while gently pulling up, loosening ridged, flushing stagnation, and treating injured tissue.  Bony land marks such as spine and scapula which are often avoided (due to compression because typical massage would cause pain), but can be worked on.


The cups can also be parked or left on a particular area for short duration to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. Suction reaches deep into soft tissue, muscle attachments, fascial tissue, and organs. Toxins, inflammation, blood, and lymph are then pulled to the lymphatic level so that the body can illuminate what is stirred up more effectively.

Health and healing are promoted by loosening soft and connective tissue, therefore visible and palpable improvements are seen in scars, hypertonic tissue, and adhesions. The outcome is increased circulation, lymph flow, deep tissue,  and the sensation is truly indescribable.