"Myofascial decompression, more commonly known as cupping, utilizes suction to lift and separate superficial tissues from underlying tissues. This allows for increased blood flow to the area to promote healing and a decrease in soft tissue restrictions such as myofascial adhesions and trigger points.Suction cups come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. At Healing Motion, you may even find us using a (clean) sink or toilet plunger to resolve the restriction. The treatment site will be lubricated using massage cream. Depending on the impairment being treated, suction cups will be left in place over a period of time or they will be moved around. Side effects of cupping may include circular bruising, indicating that increased blood flow to the area was achieved."