Judging by the photo above, you would think cupping is torture! Not true. Actually, it is a very pleasant feeling like a gentle suction pulling away tension. Most people report feeling very relaxed afterward.
Coming from a western medicine background, I have to admit I was very skeptical when I first heard about cupping. So I let someone try it on me. But only on one side of my back so I could later compare the difference. I noticed the cupped side felt significantly more released than the side that had massage only. I tried it a few more times and became hooked. Soon after, I attended my first cupping class so I could learn how to do it for my clients. I have found cupping to be a good modality used in conjunction with massage for especially tight, stubborn areas. If you think you would like to give it a try, let me know when you come in next time. If you have questions regarding cupping, send me an email, text or call.