Cupping therapy is a traditional healing technique that has been used for centuries in various cultures, including traditional Chinese medicine. It involves placing plastic or silicone cups on the skin and creating suction to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cups.
During a cupping therapy session, the practitioner applies oil or lotion to the skin and then applies the cup.
Cupping therapy is often used to relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints, as well as to promote relaxation, reduce stress and improve circulation.
NOTE: Some people may experience temporary bruising or skin irritation after a cupping therapy session, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days.