What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin. Much like the inverse of massage, cupping uses gentle pressure to pull muscles upward rather than applying pressure to muscles. For most clients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. You can read more about cupping here.