What Is It?

Cupping is designed to draw fluid into the area; the coloring, like a bruise, is caused by burst blood vessels just beneath the skin. Cupping has been practiced for thousands of years in Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures, but it is becoming more popular worldwide. Celebrities and athletes have helped to popularize it in the United States in recent years.

Cupping Therapy

In the traditional type of alternative medicine known as cupping therapy, a therapist applies special cups to your skin for a short period of time to create suction. People receive it for a variety of reasons, including as a form of deep-tissue massage and to aid with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and overall wellbeing.

What are the benefits?

Many people who’ve had cupping therapy report that it: Reduces pain and inflammation, Decreases muscle tightness, Improves blood flow, and Increases range of motion.