Overview of Cupping
Cupping is a treatment method that involved taking cups under suction and placing them onto a persons skin. This placement draws skin and tissue into the cup and pulls it tight. It also draws blood to the surface of the skin.
Cupping is performed for a variety of reasons but most common in our clinic is to increase tension on an area while going through movements and exercises. It is also use to increase blood flow to areas surrounding injuries to promote healing and to help relieve localized pain.
The intensity of cupping can vary and it is likely that it will leave those perfectly circular hickeys wherever it was applied. So it is good to consider where you are having it done prior to having it done as it may take several days to a week or more for the marks to go away.