Suction Cups Massage in Cambridge

There are many techniques our sports massage therapists use and the suction cups massage technique is one of them. This technique doesn’t require a specific booking as your therapist will assess whether it’s needed during your massage. It’s also worth noting, not all of our sports massage therapists are trained in this technique and not all conditions or injuries will require cupping. If this technique is something you’re interested in, please give us a call or book a telephone appointment with a sports massage therapist to discuss in more detail.

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What is a Suction Cup Massage?

The suction cups massage is a technique where the sports massage therapist uses massage cups to suction the skin and underlying myofascial tissue. This is the tissue that connects your muscles, joints and bones. The massage cups then cause decompression of the skin and myofascial tissues, which helps to relax the muscles and joints of the area being treated.

It’s an ancient technique, dating back 5,000 years and many people may have seen images of patients with big round bruises from the cups. Today, the massage cups and their use have changed and although they still create suction and a vacuum, the more modern cups that we use at Relief don’t normally leave marks or bruises.

What are the benefits of using massage cups?

There are many acknowledged benefits of using massage cups including:

Improved tissue mobility
Improved movement and function of the muscles and joints
Reduced pain
Relaxation of the muscle
Improved circulation and blood flow to the treated area


What to expect during your Suction Cup Massage

During your suction cup massage, your sports massage therapist will use massage cups to suction the skin and myofascial tissue in the area being treated. The cup will either be left in place for a short period of time, or the massage therapist may ‘glide’ the cup around, up and down the skin. This will help to relax the underlying tissue.

Want to know more about visiting us for a suction cup massage in Cambridge?

As suction cup massage doesn’t require a specific booking, we recommend you speak with a sports massage therapist so they can assess if this technique is right for you. You can book a consultation or request a free phone call to get some guidance on your next steps.

To book, please call 01223 459240, book online or contact us.