What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.

People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

 

Cupping can be used in conjunction with massage.

While massage relaxes muscles by using direct pressure to release the tension, cupping uses negative pressure to lift the muscle fibers.

Massage by itself is great for releasing knots and tension, but when it's combined with cupping , the client will get even more relief as the skin, muscle and blood vessels are stretched and massaged before being relaxed back into their normal position.

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