Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in which local suction is focused on a particular part of the body surface; this partial vacuum mobilises blood flow in order to promote healing. It is one of the oldest therapeutic practices in the world. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This helps to move stagnant blood and energy, in order to promote healing. It can be thought of as a “reverse massage”. Like traditional forms of massage, circulation to tight areas is increased helping them to relax. For those who find hard pressure massage uncomfortable because their muscles are too tight, cupping provides an excellent alternative. It is also fantastic for detoxification, helping to break down stubborn fatty deposits and cellulite, and restoring vitality.