Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a practitioner puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Where traditional massage presses down on tissues, cupping therapy actually lifts the skin and deeper fascial layers allowing for more efficient lymphatic drainage.
Cupping therapy might be trendy now (especially after the last Olympics) but it is not a new therapy. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. Some of the first documentation of cupping therapy being used goes back to 1550 BC. Today, cupping has gained popularity in the sporting world, but is just as effective in treating everyday aches, trigger points, and tight muscles.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy:
Treats Deep Scar Tissues in the Muscles and Connective Tissues
Reduces Muscle Knots and Myofascial Trigger Points
Reduces Swelling and Improve Recovery
Improve Range of Motion