Cupping has become a hot topic in recent years with news of models, movie stars and Olympic athletes using cups to ease aches and pains and enhance health and well-being. But cupping isn’t just for celebrities.
Cupping is a form of therapy that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. It has been used in the West for decades to encourage healing.
Cupping is almost like a deep tissue massage with suction and decompression. Chinese medical practitioners believe cupping helps keep the body in balance, increases overall blood flow and reduces pain. Some athletes use this type of therapy to decrease muscle recovery time.