During massage cupping, the massage therapist can move the cups around and glide them across your skin, and it is recognized as a form of massage therapy. Silicone therapy cups are more typically used for this form of cupping therapy because these therapy cups are softer and more flexible which makes it easier for the practitioner to glide them across the patient’s body.
In massage cupping therapy, the muscles are tended to with the application of pressure. Negative pressure is better to help with pain management than tissue compression. With the cupping therapy method, the skin, tissue, and muscles are instead pulled upwards to enhance circulation and provide pain management, and induce feelings of relaxation and stress relief to ease tension.