Cupping therapy is a type of therapy in where special cups are applied to your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping is used for a variety of purposes, which include pain relief, reducing inflammation, and increasing blood flow, all of which can accelerate healing, improve relaxation, and work as a deep-tissue massage.
Cupping works by a suctioning and gently pulling your muscles into the cups. this produces a relaxing and relieving sensation. Once the cups are suctioned, they are left on the skin for for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. In addition to being applied on painful body parts, it can also be applied to acupuncture points as well to provide pain relief. Cupping when used in combination with manual therapy can provide great pain relief and help return to normal function.