You have to try this face-lifting treatment!

Using small facial cups and a machine to provide controlled suction and pulsing, medicupping facial treatments relax facial muscles and tone skin leaving you refreshed and absolutely glowing!

Facial cupping is recently becoming more popular in the spa world as a natural alternative to face lifts but it has roots in ancient times. Documented in early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices 1, this non-invasive beauty secret has been used for centuries to promote increased blood and lymph flow while aiding in cell repair, and regeneration. 

t’s also said to improve the flow of your “qi” (pronounced “chee”) which translates to “life force” in Chinese.


Small cups glide over your face and pulse in certain areas stimulating facial muscles and increasing microcirculation. This gently pulls the skin away from deeper layers of fascia and relaxes the facial muscles.

Facial cupping increases blood and lymph flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. 


Facial cupping has been proven to:

  • relax muscle tension

  • strengthen skin and connective tissue

  • stimulate cells responsible for collagen production

  • increase oxygen rich blood circulation

Results seen from these benefits include:

  • decreased puffiness

  • toned jawline/chin and décolletage

  • regulation in oil production

  • brighter skin

  • fading of scars, fine lines and wrinkles


Using our medicupping machine, your therapist will gently glide and pulse tiny glass cups over your face following lymph channels and muscle attachment points to relax your face and promote healthy circulation.

For a facial cupping treatment alone your session lasts about 15 mins. If you choose to do a full facial treatment incorporating a toning facial massage, aromatherapy, steamed towels, and lymph drainage your treatment will be around an hour.

We recommend one cupping session a week for the first 10 weeks, then maintenance appointments once a month. 

There are no restrictions following your appointment, you will be able to enjoy your day as usual.


DIY cupping kits exist but under the care of a professional, you may find it is easier to relax and receive the full benefits from the treatment. Our professional treatments ensure that the proper technique and application is used. We also have the added benefit of our medicupping machine, which regulates suction to avoid leaving any marks or discoloration.

If you do choose to DIY your cupping sessions be aware that leaving the cups in place for too long can leave discoloration that can take up to a week to fade! It also may take longer to achieve your desired results, but with practice you can achieve spa like results in your own home!

Guidelines for DIY cupping kits suggest these steps:

  1. Wash your face and gently pat dry.

  2. Lightly massage your face with your hands to release preliminary tension.

  3. Although facial oils are optional, applying a light layer to your skin may help decrease your risk of bruising as you move the cups.

  4. Start by applying a small cup to your chin and around your mouth. Leave the cup in place for few seconds and then move upward to a new area.

  5. Swap smaller cups for larger cups as needed, like when you get to your forehead.

  6. Continue until you have successfully cupped all desired areas.

  7. If you used a face oil, cleanse your face and pat dry. Otherwise, use a splash of warm water to reopen your pores.

  8. Continue with your beauty or skin care routine. Facial cupping is said to increase product absorption, so now’s the time to apply.

You may notice minor redness and irritation afterward. This is normal and should subside within a few hours. 

Facial cupping is an amazing treatment to rejuvenate and refresh your face. It promotes blood and lymph circulation leading to a variety of benefits. You can try it at home but we recommend starting with a gentle short session or trying a professional treatment for your first time!

Learn more about facial cupping at Kálon Spa