Beauty - Health - Wellness

Cupping Therapy

Swan, South of Broadway | Tucson, AZ  85711 | Office/Text: 520-327-4649

Karreen Martin, L.A.C., L.M.T., L.E., B.S., M.A.C.

This Oriental therapy has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of symptoms and moves stagnant Qi and toxins from the body. Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasms from the body's deeper tissue to the surface of the skin.

The cells of the body use oxygen when the energy, cell waste or carbon dioxide gets blocked. This is called acid or toxin build up. Physical pain implies a blockage in the flow of energy through a particular area or meridian. When toxins or cell waste stagnate in the muscles or joints, it can be difficult for the body to dispose of this waste causing further blockages and discomfort. Cupping techniques create a vacuum or suction, pull the blockage out of the deeper tissue and move it to the skin's surface. Once closer to the surface, it is much easier for the body to eliminate toxins through the superficial blood supply or capillary system.


  • Clears stagnation
  • Drains and moves fluids
  • Brings nourishing blood supply to the skin
  • Loosens adhesions
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Expels congestion
  • Stretches muscles and connective tissue
  • Revitalizes energy


With traditional cupping, the practitioner heats the air inside a glass cup causing expansion, which is then placed on specific body locations. As the glass cup cools, the air inside contracts creating a suction that pulls on that part of the body. 

imageAbdominal Cupping has the ability to help aid in IBS, constipation and diarrhea.

Orthopedic Cupping is used to move, resolve, and open connective tissue and muscles that have had chronic pain and lack of flexibility.

Sports Cupping is used to draw pain and discomfort out of an area from excessive muscle usage. Cupping treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, lung capacity, lymphatic drainage and health maintenance during strenuous activities.

imageDetoxification Body Therapy is used to rid the body of cellular debris, poisons, toxins, stagnation and excess fluids from poor eating habits and environmental impurities.