Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient times. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
Special cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It is used for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping will only be used during your treatment if you are comfortable with the process and there are no significant contraindications. Cupping therapy can leave circular bruises that last for several days.