Cupping is very beneficial in softening the underlying contracted congested muscle tissue with only a few minutes of massage. Movement of large cups across the skin mimics the rolling action of myofacial release without the discomfort. The skin reddens indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. The pulling action also engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which causes a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. Cupping can also be focused on specific acupuncture points and or meridians to address stagnation of qi and blood; promoting a rebalancing specific to your health issues.