Facial Cupping is an ancient, centuries-old massage method that incorporates the use of small silicone suction cups to gently stimulate the lymphatic system, drain toxins and cellular waste from the skin cells, increase the flow of oxygen, while also working the connective tissue, fascia and muscles of the face and neck.
- Improved Circulation – When we massage the skin, we improve blood flow, bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the skin
- Stimulate Lymphatic Flow – This helps to reduce any puffiness around the eyes and in the face. It also helps to eliminate cellular waste and toxins from the skin cells. This can be really beneficial when you’re in the healing phase of acne breakouts.
- Increased Collagen and Elastin Production – Facial Cupping works the connective tissue layer of the skin where collagen and elastin are produced and stored. Working the connective tissue also helps improve the skin’s hydration.
- Graceful Aging – Improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a sculpted face overtime.
To use, please watch the entire video above for the full tutorial. It is vital that the cups be used properly. Facial cups should never stay stationary (in the same place) on the skin. The cups must always be moving and gliding across the skin. Keeping the cups stationary on the skin can cause bruising, which must be avoided on the face and neck.
- Apply a generous amount of your favourite oil-based serum, such as Sacred Calm, to your face and neck, so that the facial cups can glide smoothy across your skin.
- Gently squeeze the facial cup, apply it to your skin, and release in order to create suction.
- Using one hand to anchor the skin, use your other hand to gently glide the cup across your face as shown in the video, as well as in the diagram.
Facial cupping is not recommended on:
- Highly sensitive, inflamed or irritated skin
- Rosacea and/or broken capillaries
- Severe acne/cystic acne
- Open sores
- Lumps or any kind of cyst
- Anyone using blood thinners