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RockTape - RockPods Cupping Set

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Are you forking out good money for cupping? - Save yourself massage fees by getting your own set and doing it yourself!

Cupping doesn't have to be complicated.

This unique set of eight silicone pods (4 large, 4 small) allow you to grab, pull and push fascia help treat pain, mobility and movement dysfunctions.

Made from medical-grade silicone and packaged in a convenient carrying case, every RockPods includes a quick-start guide. 


  • 100% food grade silicone is easier to keep clean and sterile than glass or plastic
  • (4) Small pods - 2.25" (57 mm)
  • (4) Large pods - 2.63" (67 mm)
  • The built-in handles create the suction – no flame or separate vacuum device required
  • Promotes internal glide: move the skin with the cup, not the cup itself
  • Two levels of suction: plunger and inversion
  • Can be used with RockSauce, RockRub and RockTape
  • Custom EVA carry case


  • Two sizes allow for treating different target areas
  • Comes with EVA carrying case
  • Handles allow for manipulation of the skin
  • Detailed quick start guide included


What are Rock Pods?

They are medical grade silicone cups that come in 2 sizes.  Each set of Pods has 4 large and 4 small cups and come in a convenient carry case.

What are they designed to do?

Cupping creates a decompressive force in the tissues immediately under the cup (with a compressive force created around the rim of the cup).  This lifting of the tissues can be a different stimulus to the tissues and the nervous system and for some people can be a relaxing way of treating tight or sore areas.  The decompressive effect is greater than that generated by RockTape but the two modalities are essentially treating the same way. It is the opposite of many other forms of manual therapy that typically create a compressive force such as massage, use of massage tools, floss bands and compression bandages.

What’s the different between these and the glass ones?

Traditionally, cupping was done with glass cups.  These are heated over a flame and then quickly applied to the body part to create the suction effect.  More recently, cupping sets have become plastic cups with a one-way valve at the top of the cup, with a hand operated vacuum pump generating the suction pressure.  The reliance on the vacuum pump can be problematic in a clinic with multiple treatment rooms when trying to locate the pump! The RockPods utilise an “in-built” suction system- you can use the plunger on the top of the Pod to press down and generate a moderate level of suction, or the cup can be inverted on itself, placed over the target tissue and the edges of the cup “rolled” into contact with the skin- this creates a significantly higher level of suction.  These two levels of suction allow the user to progress from a lighter suction force to a greater suction force if necessitated, but allows a lighter level of suction to be tried first. This is in keeping with our philosophy “less is more”- start with “less”, and only progress to “more” if required.

The silicone pods are also easier to travel with as they are not breakable, eliminate the need to carry the vacuum pump and come with a much more compact carrying case.

Do they slide or move after applying?

These cups do not slide well on the skin once they are applied.  However they are excellent at maintaining suction pressure whilst the client moves with the Pods in place.

How long do you keep them on for?

Typically most Pods will be in place for only a few minutes at a time.  The lower body areas (low back and legs) are typically able to withstand longer application times, whereas the upper body (trunk, neck and arms) may get an adequate treatment effect with shorter applications.

Will they leave a bruise?

Occasionally a small circular bruise will be left where the Pod has been.  This occurs less in lower body regions and less often with the lighter suction pressure (plunger method).  Bruising is not typically an aim of treatment, but may occur more readily in people who bruise easily. With this in mind Rocktape recommend shorter application times initially for these people to test their tolerance to treatment with the Pods.  Applying the Pods to the face/head region is much more likely to cause a bruise and is not generally recommended.

Will they stick to body hair?

The Pods generally stick well over body hair, but if the body part has very thick, coarse hair, then a small amount of RockRub will usually help create the desired level of suction.

Do I have to stay still while they are on?

Definitely not! The Pods are designed with movement in mind.  Whilst on the skin the Pods can be moved whilst they grip the tissue underneath – Rocktape call this an “external glide” as the glide is being produced by external forces eg the therapist using the plunger as a handle to manipulate the tissue in any direction; OR the Pods can be left still and the body part they are attached to taken through various range of movement- Rocktape call this an “internal glide” as the glide is produced by the body (either active or passive movement is OK) whilst the Pod on the skin creates suction and limits the movement of that tissue.


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Rated 4 out of 5
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Good product, would have liked 6 of each six in the pack.

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The Rockpods are really easy to use. Presscon the plunger for light pressure or fold in half and apply for more intense sensation. Helps to relieve tension for any body part. Highly recommend

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Super quick delivery!

Thanks so much, I bought these for my mum and they arrive at her door the next day!! She was so excited!

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