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What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is an ancient technique in which small cups are applied to the body that are used to treat an array of illnesses. Used for centuries, its popularity continues to grow as people seek alternative and natural methods for treatment of soft tissue pain and management. It is widely used by Massage therapists and Acupuncturists, as well as other regulated health practitioners.


Plastic, glass or even silicone cups can be used to create suction on the soft tissue, and it is this vacuum effect, or negative pressure, that produces a therapeutic result. Cupping is a decompression approach to soft tissue work that helps to increase blood flow to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.

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