Vacuum massage Therapy is a non-surgical mechanical massage technique performed with a mechanical device using heat that lifts the skin by means of suction, it creates a skin fold and mobilizes that skin fold. It is recommended for treatment traumatic or burn scars which results in the improvement of the tissue hardness and the elasticity of the skin. Besides physical effects, it increases the number of fibroblasts and collagen fibres accompanied by an alteration of fibroblast phenotype and collagen orientation. The therapy contibutes in decrease of pain and itch due to vacuum massage.
It improves collagen restructuring and reorientation, thus implying possible beneficial influences on the healing potential by mechanotransduction pathways.