With the Massage Cupping modality, a negative pressure or suction is created with the cup, and, then massage is performed using the cup. With Massage Cupping, much less suction is used, and using oil or lotion enables the cups to glide across the skin. Instead of the regular downward pressure you get from traditional massage therapy, Massage Cupping creates a lift and separation in the tissue. The skin will get a nice pink tone, signaling increased circulation. There should be very little other marking as a result of Massage Cupping, as the cups are only "parked" in one place briefly so as to allow a deeper release of problem spots.