There are a few different types of cupping but all have the same benefit.
Glass cupping treatment is the placement of warm cups (usually made of glass) on the skin. By warming the air within the cup, a vacuum is created, and when it is applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn into the cup.
Plastic cups can also be placed on the skin with the same idea without the heat.
Silicone cups can be placed or moved around on the skin which in my opinion is the best and currently the only ones I use in my sessions.
Benefits of Cupping
Cupping is thought to stimulate healing by increasing blood flow and loosening the fascia/connective tissue. It can also be used to break up scar tissue and reduce pain. Some of the benefits include pain relief and muscle relaxation. Cupping is popular among athletes because it increases blood flow to a certain muscle region and reduce pain.