This localized treatment has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries in efforts of increasing the bodies natural energy flow or “qi”. Cupping therapy is a natural way of stimulating local circulation within an affected area to provide anti inflammation and pain relief.
This holistic treatment has grown in popularity throughout the world and is now used by athletes and non athletes alike to promote healing for targeted areas.
Traditionally, Cupping therapy was believed to positively impact an individuals life force by removing the impurities harnessed in their bloodstream. Original cupping practices were a way to balance yin and yang; negative and positive energies within someone and is still very relevant in todays practices.
There are many benefits of cupping therapy such as relieving muscular pain by reducing tension, improving blood flow and circulation, stimulating your QI, reducing cellulite and even improving posture.
At the end of your cupping session it is normal to experience dark spots or bruising on the affected area, this is a positive indicator that blood has reached the surface and your muscle recovery has begun.