Cupping martha's vineyard - Vineyard Complementary Medicine
Cupping Edgartown, MA



  • Boost Skin Health
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Circulation Increase
  • Ease Respiratory Issues
  • Faster Recovery from Cold/Flu
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Improve Digestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Low-Back Pain
  • Lymphatic Flow
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Scar Tissue Adhesion & Release
  • Trigger Point Release

Used by the ancient Middle Eastern, Chinese and Egyptian cultures, cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine where cups are put on the skin to create suction. Today, it’s used to help with relaxation, blood flow, pain, and inflammation.

The three cupping techniques are longitudinal, cross fiber and circular. The longitudinal technique is the most common, and the cup is glided longitudinally across the muscle fibers. The cross-fiber technique is used when it is believed that the tissue is scarred. The circular technique is used at the end of the session to ensure that all areas were covered.

By creating suction with negative pressure, it can increase hydration and blood to body tissues, ease up adhesions, rid excess fluids and eliminate connective tissues. It’s a versatile treatment and can be modified from deep tissue release to lymphatic drainage. Sometimes, it can create marks on the skin that can last a few days up to two weeks depending on the extent of the injury. Bruises typically resolve themselves with time.

For more information, contact us at our martha’s vineyard office.