Facial cupping is a technique using small cups that create a negative pressure to lift the facial tissue mimicking the pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. Facial cupping has been used by women in Asia, Russia, and Europe for generations for maintenance and rejuvenation.
The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness releasing expression lines and loosening rigid muscles associated with TMJ disorders. Sinus infections and inflammation are also directly relieved by the loosening and draining effects of facial cupping.
Cupping is done by using cups or suction pumps that vacuum and pull up the skin or body part to stimulate the blood and lymph flow to release stagnant energy which is stored. It also drastically improves blood circulation and relieves muscle pain. Other than this, cupping is traditionally used to treat other health conditions such as fatigue, anxiety and digestive problems.
When it comes to facial cupping, the first question anyone would ask is, "Would it leave a hickey-like bruise on my face?" Regular cupping treatments on the back and other body parts would definitely leave marks, but on the face, the treatment surprisingly does not leave marks.
Contrary to the conventional big cups used, the practitioners would use much smaller cups, just roughly of the size of our fingers with rubber tube endings to make sure there's no mark left on the face. The cups would be applied mildly while no flames would be used to create the vacuum suction.