Cupping is an ancient healing therapy for your body that some people use to ease pain. Our provider places cups on your back, stomach, arms, legs or other parts of your body. Inside the cup, a vacuum or suction force pulls skin upward. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. Cupping is used to reduce pain, soften tight muscles and loosen adhesions, lift connective tissue, improve tissue hydration, move deep inflammation to the skin surface and drain excess fluids by opening lymphatic pathways.