Chinese cupping is an ancient Chinese technique in which a hollow cup is attached to the skin surface by negative pressure. Cups used can be left on for few minutes (static cupping) or can be moved (sliding cupping/dynamic cupping). This suction under the cups pulls on to the tissue underneath the skin which helps loosen the tissue and relieve pain. It is used to increase circulation of blood and lymph vessels. It is safely done by a Registered Physiotherapist without using fire at Lifecare Physiotherapy.