Innovative Cupping treatments are being explored all the time...

Massage Therapy Cellulite Treatments Spa Treatments
Facial Cupping Reflexology Treatments Biomagnetic Field Therapy
Abdominal Cupping OrthopediCupping TTM Cupping
(Traditional Thai Massage)
Sports Cupping PediCupping TMJ and Sinus Release
Detoxification Treatments Lymphatic Drainage Trigger Point and
MyoFascia Release
Aquatic Cupping

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Many other healing arts benefit from the Baguanfa techniques including:

Alexander Technique
Chinese Medicine Herbalists
Occupational Therapy
Reconstructive Surgery

On a deeper therapeutic level, Cupping is very beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, chronic headache, fibromyalgia and neuralgia. Contracted, congested muscle tissue will soften quickly with only a few minutes of Negative Pressure Massage Cupping.

Used on the back, the larger cups will mimic the rolling action of myofascial release without discomfort to the client. The variety of movements can be long and draining, circular and vibrational for stimulatiion and for areas of stubborn knots and rigid tissue. The skin will redden with strong pressure, indicating that the circulation has been brought to the surface.

Application of liniments, analgesics, tinctures, hydrosols and essential oils immediately post treatment will facilitate absorption of the product deeper into the tissue. The increased blood supply to the local muscles and skin will bring nourishment and stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems to carry away stagnation and toxins.

Another benefit of negative pressure is that it really feels great, and is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out, yet does not add to it. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours... sometimes even days afterwards.

Massage Therapy

Almost any massage therapy can be enhanced by the addition of negative pressure.

Moving the Cupping vessels on the body for massage has been commonplace throughout history.

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Clients also enjoy the warm feeling of cupped, stimulated tissue being painted with soothing algae, mud or gel before being cocooned. 

Benefits of cellulite cupping

- Powerful Lymphatic Drainage
- Loosens Adhesions & Connective Tissue
- Moves Stagnation
- Increases Circulation
- Clears Toxins

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Cellulite Treatments

Another profound application of the negative pressure technique is in the treatment of cellulite.

The upscale spa industry has a myriad of equipment to choose from to treat cellulite, and Baguanfa performs many of those same functions manually, and with much less discomfort.

Light pressure provides drainage, while the heavier applications can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen the connective tissues or orange peel appearance.

The affected areas should be treated prior to any body wrapping, to enhance the absorption of the topical.

The temperature of a soaked linens or ace bandages is not as crucial since circulation has already been stimulated and brought to the surface, so a more comfortable and effective wrap is possible.


Spa Treatments

Adding Cupping into any topical body treatment not only enhances absorption of applied products, but assists in the drainage of stagnant fluids.

Cupping has produced some amazing results when combined with simple body wraps for a myriad of treatments.

Essential Oil, Clay, Thallasso and Mud based blends applied over a series of treatments has been proving to be extraordinarily effective in dealing with the effects of current lifestyles, such as weight reduction, detoxification, addictions, smoking cessation, and much more.

While it is not recommended to combine massage cupping with aggressive exfoliation treatments, it is easily integrated into most other body treatment protocols.


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Facial Cupping

Women in Asia, Russia and Europe have been utilizing these remarkable negative pressure facial exercises for rejuvenation and maintenance for generations.

Protocols for the face use the small cups to vacuum and lift the facial tissue, mimicking the pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. It is a manual method that replicates the effects of equipment currently in use in most of the top aesthetic establishments.

The benefits include increased local circulation of the skin, increased nutrients brought to the epidermis, and enhanced absorption of facial topicals. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness.

Lines, wrinkles and will plump whereas scar tissue will soften from the negative pressure, making it an exceptionally powerful and surprisingly relaxing enhancement to advanced facial treatments.

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 the cups - many times resolving issues that many sufferers commonly turned to more radical procedures to correct.


Hisorically Cupping on the feet has been a dificult prospect. But with the continued development of modern Cupping equipment, negative pressure treatments on the feet has become a favorite throughout the health community and the public.

One treatment called PediCupping created by Dr MacLean is a powerful combination of Biomagnetic Reflexology, Dynamic Cupping and Plantar Fascial Release on the lower compartment and foot.

Reflexology is the science based on reflexes on the feet, hands, ears and face which correspond to all the glands, organs and other parts of the body. It is a natural, non-invasive way of stimulating internal organs, increasing circulation and restoring bodily functions to normal.

Reflexology treatments are easily enhanced with the Haci MASC (Magnetic Apparatus Suction Cups). These Biomagnetic can also be used for addressing joint discomfort, trigger points and applied to shiatsu tsubos.

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Reflexology can reduce stress, relieve pain, increase energy, improve circulation, cleanse the body of myriad of toxins, improve health, strengthen the immune system, enhance creativity and productivity. Reflexology can assist in weight loss and in overcoming addictions.

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Biomagnetic Field Therapy

Biomagnetic Field Therapy holds so many all encompassing, powerful effects that no one description of how they exert their positive therapeutic effects could adequately describe all the myriad and complex ways it effects mind and body.

However, from the perspective of bio-magnetics, health is based upon the individual cells of the body vibrating at a characteristic normal frequency. Disease, on the other hand, represents an abnormal change in cellular vibration.

The therapeutic application of magnets, at the deepest level, is based on the principle of restoring normal cellular vibration, positively influencing the relationships throughout the entire body-mind process.

Abdominal Cupping

Cupping is an excellent therapy for the belly. It stretches the walls of the organs, thus sloughing off stagnant waste and mucus and overall promote the activity of digestion.

People consistently report expelling an excess amount of waste immedietely follwing treatments and an increase of eliminations througout the day.

Cupping is regularly, and with great success, being used to help in conception, handle IBS, constipation, diarhea, distention and acidity.

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Stubborn conditions that may have been present for decades are easily resolved with Cupping.

Nothing works better at opening up and releasing joints, connective tissue and muscles than the use of negative pressure and movement.

Thai Massage Cupping

One traditional method of Cupping includes the joining of ThaiMassage movements and Cupping together.

These 2 modalities compliment each other wonderfully.

Now with the next generation of flexible Cupping gear these methods of bodywork are far easier to do with less stress on the client and the practitioner.

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The use of suction is commonplace throughout the history of the Olympic Games for maintenance, pre and post event injuries, detoxification and recovery.

Besides Cupping for injuries and recovery, Olympic Trainers use suction to draw toxins from the swimmers that have been absorbed from the pools that they are in for many hours everyday day.

Unfortunately the use of such photos (to the left) is sometimes used to scare people away from the treatment.

Dead cellular debris, poisons, stagnation and excess fluids drawn to the surface sometimes leave deposits under the skin, which, short of cutting the skin and pulling it out, is the best place for the lympatic system to drain it away.

Cumulative Cupping treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, lung capacity, lymphatic drainage and health maintenance during strenous activities. Many professional athletes incorporate it into their training to enhance their overall performance, agility and ability to recover from their sports.

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TMJ & Sinus Release

Suction helps to open up the joint, loosen the musculature and facsia around the jaw.

Used in tandem with joint manipulation, the pressure and pain associated with TMJD's are relieved as inflammation is decreased and nerves relax.

Cupping should not be done over an infected tooth as the infection can spread.

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Detoxification Treatments

Nothing pulls from the body free radical, poisonous molcular debris better than suction.

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One misinterpretation of the marks that sometimes occur as result of Cupping are that they are bruises.

Unless the Cupping was done too strong in a contraindicated case, no "bruising" occurs.

What these marks under the skin are, post Cupping, is stagnation, dead cellular debris, pathogenic factors, and most importantly - Toxins being drawn out of the biosystem. Some capillary seepage occurs, but it is minimal to the acidic agents being removed.

Blood tests have been done to measure the levels of toxins, pesticides and acids being drawn out of the body with shocking results.

Lymphatic Drainage

Therapists that do Lymphatic Drainage know exactly how difficult and tedious this system is to treat with compression work. Cupping does the opposite.

Cupping stretches open, rather than closing the lymphatic vessels. This action actually increases the movement of lymph locally and systemically with cumulative treatments.

Increasing Lymphatic output increases the immunesystems ability to detoxify the body and respond to stressors put onto it from disease, chemicals, stress and electromagnetic fields.

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Myofoascia Release
and Trigger Points

Successful MFR stretches the fascia away from the underlying structures.

Also occurring along the fascia are Trigger Points. Trigger Points are twisted bundles of  fascia that are extremely sensitive to palpation and feel like tough, dense knots along the muscle.

Trigger Points cause injuries over time because they break up the normal structure and operation of the fascia.

With negative pressure, the fascia is gently stretched and unwinds without the discomfort of force.

Aquatic Cupping


A new concept in using suction on the body is in it's use underwater.

The Baguanfa Rubber Cups work as well submerged as they do out of water.


The additional stretching of the tissues at the joints, muscles and connective structures makes any assisted therapy, like Watsu, much easier, faster and with more efficacy.

Self application of these cups is simple and can help elleviate aches and pains people contend with everyday.

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Benefits to Practioner

- Deep work – less strain on the Practioner
- Tissue release without discomfort to client
- No additionl time to treatment
- Increase in Revenues
- Inexpensive Equipment

- Add on treatment for most traditional protocols
- Variety of new treatments available with LMP Scope of Practice

Benefits to Clients

- Clears stagnation
- Drains & moves fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle & Connective Tissue
- Loosens Adhesions
- Nourishing Blood Supply to the Skin

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