Cupping is the application of a special cup to the skin to create a vacuum, gently pulling up the skin and connective tissue (fascia). It is a popular technique used to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, promote circulation and much more.
Cupping is a relaxing treatment that can feel like a deep tissue massage, but in reverse. Cups are commonly placed along the neck, shoulders, back, and legs.
A cupping session can leave temporary red or purple marks which last 2- 5 days. The darker the marks, the more blood stagnation there is in that area. Stagnation of blood is a result of tense, overworked, and fatigued muscles. With blood stagnation comes pain, and cupping is a very effective tool to reduce this stagnation.
Some of the benefits of Cupping include:
- Accelerates tissue repair
- Relieves pain
- Promotes circulation
- Reduces muscle tension
- Detoxifies the body
- Improves lymphatic flow
- Treats cough & chronic asthma