Our therapist are also trained in Cupping. It increases the circulation to the area treated, helping to relieve pain and muscle tension. Proponents of the treatment suggest that collagen synthesis “leads to increasing stiffness of the connective tissues,” and that cupping can decrease collagen synthesis. Cupping is also proposed to improve cellular metabolism and regeneration by increasing circulation. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners suggest that the use of cupping alleviates qi (energy) blockage, insufficiency or disturbance and thereby promotes the flow of qi and blood, alleviating muscle spasms and pain, and improving micro circulation.