Pulsations – Massage / Fascial Therapy

Deny’s Pneumatic Pulsation Therapy (PPT) is a therapeutic procedure based on the classical method of cupping. It is one of the leading alternative medicine methods. The classic cupping consists of a treatment with glass bells (so-called cupping glasses), which are attached by vacuum to the skin. The pneumatic pulsation therapy, however, alternates between negative pressure and atmospheric pressure in a defined frequency range and thus unfolds its effect. In addition to the treatment of a number of diseases, the procedure can also be used for preventive health maintenance and for the promotion of vitality. 

In our opinion, the PPT massage, e.g. on the back, is the most effective form of massage for muscles, fascia, tendons and joints. Within a short period of time, great improvements in blood circulation can be made that no manual classic massage could ever achieve. (Study by the University of Sports Medicine by means of thermal imaging). The effect is reinforced with the thermal head for cold or hot applications, or hot and cold in turns, depending on the indications.

The procedure

The pneumatic pulsation therapy combines the classic methods of cupping, lymphatic drainage and massage or reflexology. The PPT is based on the principle of a suction massage, i.e. suction of the skin, the subcutaneous fat tissue and the muscles. The device generates rhythmic impulses under a suction bell that vibrate vertically to the skin surface. It alternately generates negative pressure and atmospheric pressure. The frequency is usually 200 Hz (200 vibrations per minute). 


The method is versatile and has the following effects: 

Metabolic activation 

Acceleration of blood circulation – thereby improving oxygenation, especially in the periphery 

Improved supply of the tissue with nutrients (micronutrients e.g. minerals, vitamins) and messenger substances (e.g. hormones) 

Improvement of lymphatic drainage and venous drainage 

Stimulation of detoxification processes (detoxification) – inflammatory mediators, metabolic waste products and stored environmental pollutants are mobilized and excreted.

Release of tension of the musculature 

Relaxation of the tissue structure 

Normalization of neurovegetative reflex pathways – this can be influenced via connections of the nerves in the superficial tissue with the organ system 

Mental relaxation 

Pain relief 


The pneumatic pulsation therapy does not only achieve good effects directly in the skin, the negative pressure waves also affect deeper tissues. First and foremost, the process results in improved blood flow that can trigger and accelerate healing processes. In contrast to cupping, there is no danger of hematomas (bruises) due to the usual constant negative pressure. In addition to lymph drainage and massage, areas of application for pneumatic pulsation therapy include orthopaedic indications and muscular problems as well as cosmetic indications (e.g. cellulite).

Pneumatic pulsation therapy is also performed for following conditions:

  • Acne (e.g. Acne vulgaris) 
  • Bronchitis 
  • Cellulite 
  • Circulatory disorders 
  • Decubitus prophylaxis
  • Heel spur / calcified shoulder
  • Lymphatic congestion 
  • Migraine 
  • Myogeloses 
  • Hardening of the musculature 
  • Keloids 
  • Neuralgia 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Tendopathies – changes or inflammation of tendon origins and attachments 
  • Indigestion