The suction from cupping draws the skin into the cup which then draws inflammation to the specific area. The force from the suction expands and breaks open tiny blood vessels under the skin and allows the muscle fibres to move slightly apart. This then kick starts a self healing process in the body and the area will be flooded with natural healing chemicals from the body. Cupping is also known to increase the range of movement of the joint and increase flexibility of the treated muscle area.

One of the main benefits of using cupping as a form of treatment is the ability to relieve tightness without the need of large pressure being applied.

Cupping can leave a bruise on the skin which is quite normal and this will go in 5-7 days. Soreness is a side effect in the short term (up to 12-24 hours) after treatment.