Cupping is a therapy in which silicone or glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. Cupping is performed for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping can cause red marks on the body that will typically fade in a few days. Please keep this in mind if you have a special event coming up. Even though the body may get these red marks, the treatment is not generally painful and can be tailored to your pain level.