Cupping for Cellulite - Does it work?

Cupping for Cellulite - Does it work?

Cupping therapy for cellulite has become popular around the globe as one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Studies have found that Cupping Therapy is an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of cellulite as it stimulates lymph drainage and micro circulation. Researchers performed dynamic / massage cupping on healthy women twice a week for five (5) weeks. The results indicated that performing the therapy 10 times on each leg for this length of time was ‘efficient and safe for decreasing’ cellulite.

  • When using Cupping Therapy for cellulite, always apply lotion or oil to the area first to help with the movement of the cups.
  • Place the cup on the area to be treated, squeeze and release the cup using a light suction level.
  • Slide/glide the cup using the dynamic / massage cupping technique over the area to be treated as outlined in the diagrams.
  • Continue this for 15 minutes and repeat three (3) times per week, eventually working your way up to daily sessions of 10 minutes long.
  • To create the right amount of suction, do not squeeze or push the cup down too hard.

When starting out, your skin needs to grow accustomed to the cellulite Cupping treatment. We recommend using the larger cup for an extended period of time and then use the smaller cup for more refinement during your daily sessions. If you find that it hurts, this means that there is too much suction, remove the cup and start over with less suction.

Cupping and cellulite...a great combination!


Arslan, Müzeyyen & Kutlu, Nalan & Tepe, Merve & Yilmaz, Nisa & Ozdemir, Leyla & Dane, Senol. (2015). Dry cupping therapy decreases cellulite in women: A pilot study. Indian journal of traditional knowledge. 14. 359-364.
Al-Bedah AMN, Elsubai IS, Qureshi NA, et al. The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action. J Tradit Complement Med. 2018;9(2):90-97. Published 2018 Apr 30. doi:10.1016/j.jtcme.2018.03.003
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