Cupping is a very popular and age-old therapy that has been around for thousands of years. From ancient times, it has been a very popular form of alternative medicine for a very long time.
It involves the use of special cups, the therapist will put on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.
People seek cupping therapy for many purposes, including to help with decreasing pain and inflammation, increasing blood flow, promoting relaxation and improving well-being, and it has also been used as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The most popular type of cups used for cupping are glass cups. These are made specifically for this therapy and are in different sizes, and are shaped very round with a flat opening at the bottom. Other cups may be made of plastic, silicone, earthenware and bamboo.
Once the therapist has assessed the areas that need to be worked on the procedure goes as follows;
Cupping has helped people with the following
The British Cupping Society says that cupping therapy is used to treat: