What is cupping?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special 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.
What are the benefits of cupping?
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rhuematism, and even cellulite.
How is cupping good for cellulite?
Cupping helps reduce cellulite in 3 important ways. It helps stretch and relax the hardened connective tissue beneath the skin, increasing elasticity and helping reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite. It promotes healthy circulation of nutrient-rich blood, rejuvenating the skin and underlying tissues.
How often should you have cupping?
Cupping can be done as often as two times a week usually. If the cupping left severe red marks, most practitioners will wait until the marks go away. Some patients come in for weekly cupping sessions for stress and tension, while others come as needed for other issues.