Cupping therapy is a treatment that works to deeply relax the muscles by placing cups onto the skin and drawing the muscles into the cups with suction. Cupping works by improving blood circulation, decreasing lactic acid build up, and detoxifying the body. In Chinese Medicine we also use cupping to boost the immune system.
Cupping can also be great for releasing tight muscles in the back and reducing pain.
Afterwards, a patient usually feels relaxed, as if they have had a deep tissue massage.