Cupping therapy has been used as a healing modality used for over 1000 years, mainly in East Asia and in the surrounding region. Because of the ease of use and incredible benefits of cupping therapy, more people have turned to this healing modality in search of solutions to health challenges.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of healing in which a healer places specially designed cups on the surface of the skin for several minutes in order to create suction. Individuals receive benefit from this technique in many areas. Some of the major areas of use include pain management, inflammatory issues, helping improve blood flow, stress management, improving relaxation and generally promoting a sense of well-being. There are many different techniques, one of these is utilization of cupping as a form of adjunctive deep-tissue massage.