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Cupping massage

Modern cupping

What is (modern) cupping massage?

(Modern) cupping uses a variety of tools such as plastic, plastic + magnetic and/or silicone cups are used to create a vacuum separating the layers of superficial fascia while pulling the skin up into cup.



How does (modern) cupping massage work?

By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy lifts connective tissue, releases, rigid tissue and loosens adhesions. Cupping pulls stagnation, waste, and toxins to the skin level where it can be easily flushed out by the lymphatic and circulatory system.

Cupping techniques bring blood flow and nutrition to stagnant areas. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing deep relaxation throughout the entire body.



  • Affect deeper tissue
  • Remove fascial restrictions
  • Increase range of motion
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • May cause the patient to feel tired and sleepy post treatment - take a nap if possible, your body will feel refreshed when you wake up.


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Post Treatment Care

1.       Rest / pace physical activity levels.

2.       Hydrate: water, Powerade, Gatorade, coconut water and/or milk.

3.       Reduce timeframe of marks:

  • Traumacare or other homeopathic anti-inflammatory creams
  • Neuro-proprioceptive tape


What are cupping marks?

  • Cupping marks are not bruises from your recent cupping treatment but a release of dead static blood, lymph, cellular debris, pathogens and toxins pulled to the skin’s surface by cupping application.
  • Marks last 1 - 14 days depending on severity of injured area(s).

Academy Athletic Therapy Inc.

Unit 1 - 695 Osborne Street

Winnipeg, MB   Canada   R3L 2B9

 (204) 930-2256

 (204) 504-6233

Hours of Operation
Monday  to Thursday                7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday                                                  7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday                                        7:30 am  - 11:30 am

Sunday                                                              Closed

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