Cupping is an ancient treatment method for which a glass- or other type of cup is placed on the body creating. Heat or a vacuum are used to create a strong suction which pulls the skin and deep tissue upwards. The therapeutic function of cupping is to release stagnation and toxins from the body. By pulling unwanted toxins up towards the surface of the body, they can be properly metabolised and removed. Cupping can be used for relaxing tender muscles, minimising pains and aches by invigorating blood circulation and hence enhancing healing, as well as to expel toxins from the body. It is also very useful against symptoms of the common flu.
Cupping will potentially leave suction marks on the body in the areas where cups are used. Depending on the individual body constitution it is possible that the person will have bright to dark red/bluish marks from the therapy. These marks can be tender and can last up to 10 days but will subside on their own. Cupping therapy is not painful, on the contrary, it is relaxing and feels good.