I use natural rubber cups that are squished and then put in place on your skin which creates a gentle suction that relieves tight muscles, increases blood flow to the area and generally promotes relaxation. Cups may be left in one place, or an oil may be put on the skin before the suction is created to allow the cups to be moved - like a reverse massage! I especially like to use cupping when you're fighting a cold or if you have back muscle tension.
Becca Seitz, MAcOM, LAc - Acupuncture in SE Portland, Oregon
Serving Portland, Milwaukie, Brooklyn and Sellwood areas.