Very few people have heard of cupping therapy, but this deep tissue treatment has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to relieve tension, remove harmful toxins and substances from the body and promote healing.
Celebrities in Hollywood, including Jennifer Aniston are backing the cupping trend, which has grown in popularity in recent years. To give you a better idea of what this treatment entails and how it can help you, we have put together the following guide:
What is cupping?
Cupping refers to a technique that uses small bamboo jars or glass cups which are placed on the skin to cause suction. These can be applied in several different ways, but a common method involves covering the bottom of the cup in alcohol, lighting it and then immediately placing the cup against the skin. Flames are never used near the skin and are not lit throughout the cupping process. They are used merely to create the heat that causes...