Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Unlike acupressure or massage therapy which compresses muscles and tissues, cupping therapy decompresses or gently suctions and lifts skin tissue to effectively:
Increase blood circulation
Improve digestive function
Relieve headaches, neck, shoulder, back and leg pain
Stimulate lymphatic flow, plus many more therapeutic benefits