Cupping is one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is one of the healing modalities used in TCM and can aid in the healing process of certain health conditions. Many people are familiar with massage and slide cupping can feel similar. The difference being that instead of pushing down on the body, cupping gently lifts. Think of it as the inverse of massage. The muscles and surrounding fascia are gently lifted to help increase circulation and blood flow in and around the affected area.