Cupping therapy uses glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to flow into the area and help healing.

Cupping therapy is mainly performed on your back because five meridians run down your back. Opening these meridians allows your internal energy to flow through your whole body.

The suction created in cupping therapy also releases harmful toxins from your body by penetrating deep into your tissues. It triggers your lymphatic system, clears your blood vessels, and stretches and activates your skin. Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years.

When would you do cupping?

  • as a general well being and balancing treatment for overall health
  • at the start of a cold to promote speedy recovery by releasing toxins
  • to treat stubborn muscles or fascia pain (like IT band issues)


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