Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine originating in China. It involves placing special cups on your skin and use a special tool to remove some air from the cup to create suction. This suction helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and can be used as a type of deep tissue massage. Cupping will increase blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. It will pull toxins from deeper within the body than just a massage will.
Afterwards, you will see purple circles that look like bruises. These can last between a few days to two weeks, depending on your lifestyle.
There are two types of cupping, wet and dry. Wet involves small incisions for blood to come out into the cup. I do not do that. I only perform dry cupping.
Rest and plenty of fluids (preferably water).
Who should not get cupping therapy:
If you are on any blood thinners, you cannot get cupping done.