What is Cupping Used For?
The most common use of cupping is to address certain types of pain. Cupping traditionally has other applications as well, but uses will depend on the type of practitioner performing the therapy.
Massage therapists have been known for using cups to warm up an area of concern on a person's body before using other manual techniques.
There has been very little research on cupping. What we do know is that cupping can also help with pain management potentially due to affecting inflammation. Cupping can also help with acne.
Is cupping safe?
What is cupping?
What are the marks that ar left behind after cupping?
As many may have seen in pictures, cupping usually leaves marks on the skin that can range in light pink to deep purple in color. These marks are the result of blood being stimulated and drawn to the surface, and can last from a day to a few weeks. These variables will depend on the severity of the issue being addressed.
Cupping marks are not bruises, the marks have not caused an impact injury to the skin.