Cupping is actually an ancient form of alternative medicine where cups are put on the skin to create suction. It was used by the ancient Middle Eastern, Chinese and Egyptian cultures. In a way, these cultures were ahead of their time. Today, it’s used to help with relaxation, blood flow, pain and inflammation. Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using plastic or glass cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin.
If your goal is relief from sore and tense muscles, as well as general relaxation and improved range of movement and flexibility, Cupping therapy is for you.