Cupping involves glass cups being applied to the body by creating a vacuum. Cupping is great for loosening off tight muscles, drawing out toxins, or treating a cold or flu, and it really just feels great. Stationary cups can be placed on well lubricated skin and left for a period of time in a relaxing treatment that helps remove unwanted toxins in the skin.
Another cupping technique commonly used in clinic is sliding cups, where one or two cups are applied to a well lubricated surface (usually the back or shoulders) and then slid over the area using slow rhythmic movements. This is a very pleasant experience which is akin to a very deep and soothing massage.