If saucer-sized hickeys have kept you from trying cupping, you’re in luck. Apparently those tell-tale bruises are completely avoidable. Cofield uses cupping in her own practice, but continuously moves the cups so that they don’t adhere to one area of skin for too long. This technique can aid proper fluid dynamics and help the fascial layers that cover muscles slide better against themselves. “I am looking to help with any kind of stasis that may be in that area, to get things moving again,” Cofield says.