Cupping can also be termed vacuum therapy. It works on the muscles and nerves by pulling and lifting rather than compressing as a typical deep tissue massage does. It promotes mobility and glide of muscle and nerve tissues. It has been associated with creating better circulation and detoxification of stagnant, immobile, and painful regions. It is worth a try for general relaxation and treatment of sore muscles and irritable nerves. It works great in combination with a dry needling session or by itself if you don't want the needles. Some useful information may be found at Cupping Therapy