A therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing.
Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.
- Loosen muscles
- Encourage blood flow
- Relieve back and neck pains
- Stiff Muscles
- Weight loss and cellulite treatment