Massage/Cupping Lotion After Needling To Parent Forum April 12, 2018 at 9:13 am #15279 aswansonptMember Is it okay to use massage cream after dry needling? I had a patient who had some residual muscle tightness after dry needling and I wanted to do some cupping with lotion for the glide. Is this contraindicated? Is there an infection risk? May 17, 2018 at 8:12 am #16084 NickParticipant the Risk is probably minimal as the lesions are so small but work within your comfort. Of additional concern when you cup over an area you have recently needled occasionally the suction of the cup will pull blood out. You must be logged in to reply to this topic.