Cupping provides tension relief for sore and achy muscles by promoting the circulation of qi and blood flow to targeted areas. It consists of removing the air from the plastic cups and placing them on the skin to create a suction effect. The suction method is a great tool to eliminate a small amount of toxic blood and help improve blood circulation. Cupping therapy is a great treatment to promote healing and relaxation throughout the body.
Cupping can leave bruise-like circular marks on the skin which will disappear in less than a week. From lesser reaction to severe, the colors of the marks are various from light pink to red to purple and to dark blackish red.