Cupping, done with silicone cups here at Rasa, is able to affect the body at both a deep and superficial level. Unlike a typical deep tissue massage that doesn’t move lymph as well because of the compression involved, cupping pulls up on the tissue, allowing for lymph to flow more easily. The suction also pulls stagnant blood, hormones, and metabolic waste to the surface so it can be flushed out through the lymphatic system. The strength of the suction of the cups used can be adjusted by the therapist.
This add-on is available during any length massage.

Specific cupping options include working on the: Feet and calves to help with pain from plantar fasciitis, shoulders to help with frozen shoulder or other shoulder issues, glutes and hamstrings to assist sciatic function, forearms for tennis elbow, and quads and IT band for hip pain.

Aftercare: Please note that we do not recommend using the sauna, taking a hot shower, or exercising heavily within 24 hours of being cupped. You may see marks that look like a bruise following your cupping session, and these will begin to fade within two to three days.

Contraindications: Those with severe disease like kidney or liver disease, anyone undergoing cancer treatment, and women in their first trimester of pregnancy should not receive cupping. Areas on the skin with psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, hives, herpes, shingles, varicose veins, and/or cystic acne will be avoided.