Cupping is a form of alternative therapy by which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. It’s a treatment that releases stagnation, pain, and discomfort from the energy meridians of the body as well as softens tight muscles and joints. There is a saying in Chinese medicine:
‘Where there is a flow there is health, and where there is stagnation there is disease.’
The feeling of looseness in the body and higher levels of energy makes cupping a favored healing method to treat and prevent pain, inflammation and blood flow. Paired with deep-tissue massage, cupping brings the body and mind relaxation and overall feeling of well-being.