Cupping vs. Massage: Which is Best For You?

Published: 1st Aug, 2023

When we’re looking at the idea of personalizing a massage to your own individual tastes, it’s important to consider the different kinds of massage as you do it. While there are sports, hot stone, and aromatherapy to name a few, today we want to focus purely on two that pack a little punch, but in very different ways – cupping vs. massage.

As two of the leading massage techniques in the world, massage beds and massage cupping come with a wealth of benefits. In this article, we’re going to explore their respective benefits and the unique advantages of opting for each method.

What is Massage Cupping?

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine that involves cups being placed on the body to create a form of suction. It’s believed to help with pain relief, reduce inflammation, and act as a form of deep-tissue massage. 

The Benefits of Cupping

As an ancient therapy that’s said to date back to early Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern culture, cupping has been around the block. With that in mind, the research suggests that the benefits of cupping include increased circulation, reduces inflammation, and stretches the local tissue in the area being treated.

What to Keep in Mind

Cupping is dubbed to be completely safe, but as with any type of treatment, it’s also important to factor in any risks or side effects that may come with it. Where your skin comes into contact with the cups themselves, you may experience skin irritation, burning, or bruising. But you may find that these are only temporary and the wellness boost makes it worthwhile.

What is a Massage Bed?

This may be our specialty and we’ll try not to be biased, but up next we have massage beds, like our CERAGEM V6. A massage bed is very much how it sounds – a bed that mimics a physical massage experience.

With our collection of CERAGEM beds, enjoy trigger point acupressure massage tailored to your pressure points. Our patented technology scans your spine to create a custom treatment plan for your body to fully tailor your experience each time.

The Advantages of a Massage Bed

Using thermal roller technology, a massage bed aims to replicate the experience of a hot stone massage with trigger point acupressure. With this form of acupressure, expect to experience temporary muscle and joint pain release, increased blood flow, and increased relaxation. It has also been suggested that acupressure massage can be used to aid insomnia, sickness, muscle tension, and stress.

What to Keep in Mind

Again, it’s important to understand how a massage bed works to know if it’s right for you. Our CERAGEM V6 not only uses patented technology, but it’s FDA-approved too. It’s suitable for daily use at home, which can be perfect for those that lead a sedentary lifestyle and want to work on a well-being boost on a regular schedule.

Cupping vs. Massage: Which Will It Be?

When it comes to comparing the two, you can see that in the cupping vs. massage debate, they are two very different treatments that come with their own benefits and advantages. As you assess each option, you may find that trialing both could work for you.

Why not start by exploring our CERAGEM V6 and range of massage beds, book a free trial, and see if this is a daily wellness addition you’d like to add to your life?

Grace Olivia Parry is a London-based writer with a penchant for Paris, good food, and fitness. When she’s not writing about the ways of the world, she’s cooking, practicing pilates, or planning her next trip.


WebMD – Cupping Therapy

Healthline – What Is Cupping Therapy?

VerywellHealth – Acupressure Uses and Benefits