Myofascial Decompression Therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The skin and the fascia are gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over an area of the skin. The cup stays in place for five to fifteen minutes. Cupping can be used to help treat chronic pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle adhesions, and swelling. From a scientific standpoint, cupping is known to help activate the lymphatic system, cupping removes any stagnation in the blood, promotes blood circulation, and is good for deep tissue repair.