Cupping involves placing glass jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, loosen the fascia and connective tissue, and pull out the toxins that linger in your body.
You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup, which is often relaxing and soothing. Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the cupped area. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks but is rarely painful. Book your appointment online today.