Pairs of silicone cups are moved symmetrically and continually to "lift" soft tissue in this modern and dynamic massage modality. This technique leverages the contrast of the benefits derived from creating a localised vacuum (negative pressure) with the benefits of manual tissue manipulation (positive pressure).
As in manual massage, different levels of pressure can be applied by the level of vacuum achieved within each suction cup. But as soft tissue is lifted within the vacuum rather than manually depressed and pressurised, it is reported that this releasing treatment is invigorating and energising.
A variety of lotions or oils can be selected from, to obtain a consistent vacuum created by the suction effect of the silicone cups against the skin. This increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and locally relaxes and stretches muscle and connective tissue; draws out toxins from the tissues and releases muscle tension.