What is Cupping?
Chinese Cupping Therapy involves using a cup made out of glass, plastic, or bamboo. Either through fire, or a suction pump, a vacuum is created inside of the cup, which lifts the skin away from the muscles. The cup can then be laid still on a point, or it can be moved (or glided) with the use of oil. When this happens, blood is moved towards the surface, and there is more room for it to move. This process is painless, however - due to the nature of cupping, it may leave small bruising on the skin, which usually resolves in a few days.