WHAT IS CUPPING THERAPY?
The history of medicine and therapy abounds with numerous effective treatments that have fallen into forgetfulness over time. One of them is cupping. Cupping therapy is an old-fashioned form of alternative medicine in which a therapist sets specific cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It causes local pain relief and muscle relaxation. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. For athletes, cupping may help increase blood flow to a particular muscle region or help reduce pain.