Massage Cupping

Massage cupping is done by light suction in order to boost blood circulation. Black seed oil is applied generously to affected area, which will allow the therapist to glide the cups over the affected area providing a form of deep tissue massage. This is more effective than a traditional hand massage because you are creating a negative, uplifting pressure with the cup.
By creating the suction and the negative pressure, the massage will result in: eliminating stagnation, intensifying metabolism and dermal respiration and increasing elasticity in the skin.


  • Suction pump
  • Cups
  • Olive oil
  • Tissues
  • Extension tube (optional): Using an extension tube helps to re-apply vacuum without having to place and remove the pump constantly.

Steps to Follow

  • Apply oil to the surface of the skin. (Preferably olive oil or black seed oil).
  • Apply the cup to the skin and create a light suction using the pump directly. The tension of the vacuum should be such that the cup can be glided without causing pain.
  • Use large cups on large and flat areas of the body and smaller cups on small or bony areas.
  • Move the cup on the affected area using circular motions on or long strokes.
  • Suction may be lost during the gliding process and the cup may fall off. In this case the cup can be re-applied using the above steps.
  • Each session should last around 5 minutes and can be gradually extended to 15 minutes maximum after a number of sessions.
  • Moving cupping can be performed daily until the symptoms cease.
  • Remove the cup once treatment is over and wipe the skin with a clean towel or tissues.

Contraindications for Moving Cupping:

  • Weak patients
  • Children under 14 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Broken skin
  • Wounds
  • Lesions
  • Sensitive skin