Often people ask "what the heck is cupping". It is an often misunderstood technique and there are so many ways it can be done.
What is it? Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.
Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
Here are the top 5 benefits:
Helps alleviate pain
Can reduce inflammation
Increases blood flow
Can be used as a type of deep-tissue massage