This treatment features traditional deep-tissue Swedish massage, performed by a Registered Massage Therapist with the additional benefit of cupping. Cupping is an ancient Chinese alternative medical treatment used for centuries to release stiff and frozen joints, connective tissue and sore muscles through the use of negative pressure and movement. Cups are applied to various locations on the body and air is withdrawn using suction to create negative pressure. This procedure increases circulation to the affected area – helping release rigid soft tissue, drain excess fluid and toxins, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue by increasing blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Recommended for injuries and chronic joint and muscle dysfunction.