Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to promote blood flow and healing.
Through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup stays in place for five to fifteen minutes. It is done to help treat pain, deep scar tissue in the muscle and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Cupping therapy decompresses connective tissue and draws stagnant blood and toxins to the surface so that they can be moved out of the lymphatic system. Used in various places on the body, it dramatically reduces pressure in the connective tissue, as well as improves circulation. Glass cupping on the face helps to de-congest the lymph, thereby reducing toxins and puffiness that contribute to aging. When applied to the abdomen, cupping helps to stimulate digestion and circulation and lymphatic flow in the intestines and internal organs, thereby assisting with cleanses and detoxes.