Benefits: Scientific research into the reported benefits of cupping has not been conducted to an extent that would allow researchers to draw definitive conclusions either supporting or rejecting anecdotal reports from clients, and much research needs to be conducted. In our own experience and practice, however, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from clients after they have received treatment for the following conditions:

  • Local circulation of blood and lymph
  • Improving mobility
  • Improving range of motion
  • Reducing painful trigger points
  • Releasing fascial adhesions
  • Relieving pain

We do not perform cupping over the following areas:

  • Acne
  • Any area that has been “radiated” (i.e. cancer treatment w/ radiation)
  • Blisters
  • Broken capillaries (varicose veins, bruises, etc.)
  • Directly on the spine, bones or inside joints (most joints encompass a large amount of lymph nodes)
  • Directly over circulatory tissue (veins/arteries)
  • Eczema (flare-up)
  • Hernia
  • Insect bites
  • Melanoma
  • Nicks/cuts in the skin
  • Pregnancy: upper abdomen to toes
  • Psoriasis (flare-up)
  • Rosacea (flare-up)
  • Skin grafts
  • Skin rash
  • Skin ulcers

Conditions that cupping does not address include:

  • Birth Defects (Structural Scoliosis)
  • Bone Spurs
  • Flat Feet
  • Leg Length Difference
  • Spinal Cord/Nerve Injuries
  • Herniated/Bulging Discs

Dynamic cupping is painless and leaves no marks. As a soft tissue treatment, gentle suction is applied to the tissue while the therapist glides the cup across the skin using massage movements and a small amount of lubricant. As a treatment for range of motion, gentle suction is applied to the cup over the affected area, and the client progresses through a series of movements. At Soular Massage, we use both medical-grade silicone and plastic cups of various sizes to ensure proper application.  Before any treatment is applied, we will explain the procedure, discuss the desired benefits, and ascertain that you do not have any conditions that would require avoiding the treatment in a specific area.

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483 Pasadena Drive

Lexington, KY 40503

Phone: 859-806-5120