This technique loosens tight muscles, encourages blood flow and promotes the release of toxins with the secondary benefit of being relaxing to the nervous system. Glass, or plastic, cups are affixed to the affected area of the skin to form negative pressure or suction. The pulling sensation at the skin’s surface delivers the therapeutic benefits of loosening the muscle structure beneath.

There is one side effect of cupping that should be noted. The cups leave red circular marks on the skin that disappear in a few hours to a couple of days, so don’t plan a cupping session the week of your wedding.

$15 add on to your massage.