How is cupping different than vacuum therapy?


There is something aesthetically pleasing about perfectly toned, well-lifted tushies. Women around the world are benchmarking the Kardashian sisters’ booties, and while not everyone can afford butt implants, non-invasive procedures and treatments like vacuum therapy are becoming increasingly popular to get those firm butts.

However, vacuum butt lifts are often confused with cupping massages. To clear that confusion, we will highlight the key differences between cupping massage and vacuum therapy.

What is Cupping Therapy/ Massage?


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Cupping is an ancient therapy that was very popular in the Egyptian, Middle-Eastern, and Chinese cultures. It has been stated that in ancient Greece, cupping was used as a medical procedure to treat internal illnesses and structural problems. This was back in 400 BC. However, the method was improvised by early Muslim scholars who termed it ‘Hijamah’ and used the practice to purify the blood and remove toxins from the body.

During cupping therapy, glass cups are heated and placed on top of the skin to create suction. The suction is said to improve blood circulation, remove toxins, and create an overall therapeutic effect that calms the nerves and aids the body’s normal functioning. It is also believed to treat the following ailments:

  • Fever
  • Indigestion
  • Anemia
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Acne
  • Poor appetite
  • Body pains
  • Psoriasis

There are two basic types of cupping therapies; wet cupping and dry cupping. In wet cupping, small incisions are made on the main acupuncture points. The cuts are placed on the skin to create suction. This suction pressure draws out blood from the body. This blood is said to be the deoxygenated blood that contains toxins and impurity. It is believed that removing the blood helps detox the body and improves health and well-being.

Cupping therapy is offered as an alternative massaging technique at spas and massage parlors around the world. However, its safety and authenticity are still questioned by the scientific community.

What is Vacuum Therapy?


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Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive service that contours and lifts the tush. An aesthetic machine with suction cups at the end is used to lift the skin around the butt and thighs. Vacuum therapy is also known as vacuotherapy and depressomassage. Unlike a cupping massage, vacuum therapy essentially targets the tissues, muscles, fats, and skin on the hips and thighs. It helps sculpt your butt and makes them appear firmer and bigger. It does not purify blood or remove toxins; instead, it does the following:

  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Reduces water retention
  • Increases lymphatic flow
  • Exfoliates the skin to make it appear firmer
  • Improves the growth of skin cells in the middle layer of the skin. This increases toning of the skin.
  • Decreases the appearance of cellulite
  • Tones the butt and thighs

Unlike cupping therapy, vacuum therapy is an aesthetic service that does not treat or cure diseases. It is used primarily to lift the buttocks. Women often have to go for several sessions before they can observe visible results in the size and appearance of their buttocks.

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