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An Introduction to Facial Cupping

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

After discovering the @thefacialcuppingexpert on Instagram back in 2021, I immediately signed up to take her accredited online course 'Facial Cupping for Professionals' and I loved it! Sakina - the course creator - is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to Chinese Medicine and Facial Cupping and she just had this knack for explaining things so well. The course was really easy to follow and so informative so now I am well equipped to add this fantastic therapy to my treatment list!

As I am already qualified in Holistic Facials with Neal's Yard Remedies and Facial Rejuvenation/Natural Lift Facial Massage (more information on this can be found here ( - I thought this would make the perfect accompaniment to those treatments.

How does Facial Cupping work?

  • It relaxes and tones the muscles in the face

  • Improves blood flow

  • Boosts collagen production

  • Improves elasticity

  • Stimulates the lymphatic system by encouraging lymphatic drainage

  • Decreases puffiness

Using the facial cups to create a gentle suction on the face, blood flow is drawn towards the surface of your skin and surrounding tissues which encourages the formation of new blood vessels. The suction also creates a controlled reaction to the skin (as micro-needling and derma-rollers would) to prompt a natural healing process whereby more oxygenated blood flows to the area, collagen and fibroblast production is stimulated and the skin cells are encouraged to reproduce.

The result? The skin feels and looks more plump, healthy and glowing!

More than just a 'beauty treatment', by relaxing any tension we hold in our face, it can improve any physical imbalances that manifest on our face and can also help to relieve stuck emotions.

And if it wasn't fantastic enough as it is... here are some conditions that can also be helped with Facial Cupping:

  • Headaches

  • Sinusitis

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Scars (including c-section)

  • Cystic Acne

  • TMJD (Temporomandibular joint disorder)

Facial cupping is incorporated into the Facial Rejuvenation Massage treatment (60 minutes minimum).

**Please note that this treatment is not suitable for:

  • those who have recently had botox or fillers - you will need to wait minimum 3-4 months before receiving facial cupping

  • those with very thin skin that bruises easily

  • those with a history of allergic reaction

  • those with skin cancer

If you have read to here, thank you! I hope this blog post has been informative. Please do let me know if you have any questions & I will be more than happy to answer them!

Jodie x

If you're interested in booking the treatment, I have added the links below:


This treatment is not a subsitute for medical advice or medical treatment. Please contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues and would like further advice.


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