Using a vacuum like technique, cupping is a very effective therapy for releasing muscle and fascia tension/adhesion, pain, and soreness. It helps clear blockages, as well as, improve circulation and mobility.
The human anatomy has an impressive capacity to store material within the layers of tissue. These stored, or tangled, materials can disrupt the harmonious balance within the soft or connective tissue affecting structual integrity. Cupping, much like your household vacuum, works to draw out such materials. The primary physiologiacal responses are as follows: negative pressure, enhanced fluid exchange, and vasodilation.