Cupping technique uses negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, which is a great technique for myofascial release and deep tissue work. The suction of the cups rapidly facilitates rigid soft tissue release by stretching it up from the underlying structures. This technique loosens areas of adhesion or restriction, activating the muscle to relax contractile tissue and retraining the muscular structures.
Further, it stimulates the nervous system contributing to an increased rate of recovery from pain and disease. Cupping creates an expansion of tissue, producing a profound vasodilatation reaction – drawing blood flow to areas of ischemic pain, raising skin temperature, promoting metabolism within the skin tissue for better function and re-supplying vital nutrients.