I offer massage cupping therapy in my practice and many people are unfamiliar with this ancient remedy. It is still commonly practiced in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and was used often by our great grandparents with plain old tea cups from the cupboard. This traditional technique was also taught and practiced for centuries in various parts of Western Europe and is still as effective as ever in treating muscle soreness and stubborn knots in muscles. It is also reportedly used to decrease the appearance of cellulite, however I have not experimented with this myself. (I would make an excellent test subject!) I can say, I have been amazed at the response from clients who have come in for just a “spot treatment” for 15 minutes and walk out with complete relief. I often like to share well written pieces from reputable sources on subjects rather than simply paraphrase what they have put so succinctly. A lovely brief write up on this technique is on the Massage Today website. I have posted the link.
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For those interested in more reading on the history of this technique, you can find info and even classes at