Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Some modern cupping practitioners using rubber pumps to create suction. Suction may facilitate healing with blood flow. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension which can improve overall blood flow & promote cell repair. The cup is set in place for a time usually between 5 to 10 minutes. Cupping may cause temporary mild bruising or soreness,depending upon the degree of suction created by the vacuum. Your skin should look normal again within a couple of days.
PURPOSE OF CUPPING
- Pain/ irritation reduction. (To Treat for chronic pain/ muscle soreness)
- For Relaxation
- As a type of Deep Tissue Massage
- To increase blood flow