Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same.
Cupping involves placing glass cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The suction causes any rigid soft tissue to release, loosen and lift connective tissue, break up and drain stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to skin and muscles.
Cupping can help to:
- enhance circulation
- relieve pain
- pull out toxins that linger in your body’s tissues