Cupping Therapy grew in popularity after the 2006 Summer Olympics. The characteristic spots on the Olympians’ bodies sparked question and curiosity. Some of the best athletes in the world rely on cupping therapy to improve performance, and it continues to grow throughout the globe.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of medicine that involves suctioning the skin in key areas. It can help with pain, inflammation, circulation, and it can encourage a sense of relaxation and well-being.
In cupping therapy, suction devices or glass cups are used with a flame to create a suction. When the cup is applied to the body, the suction circulates Qi and nutrient-rich blood to boost the body’s natural healing process.
Many patients enjoy cupping and often comment on how good it feels.The sensation can feel slightly intense at times, but contained in small areas. When done correctly, there should be very little, if any, pain.