Massage 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 helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage, It is believed to increase blood flow in the area in which the cup is placed.
Another way cupping is thought to help is by opening the pores of the skin to allow the body to release toxins.
Researchers found that it was more effective than medication in relieving back and neck pain. Releasing tension and pain. Other conditions that cupping is said to help include:
- Respiratory (breathing) problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Herpes zoster
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
It’s all about getting rid of musculoskeletal pain, which is often a physical manifestation of chronic stress.
Chronic stress manifests in how you carry yourself. We’re often tensing our muscles when we’re stressed—especially when we’re hunched over our computers and our phones—and that muscle tension can result in physical pain, which is what cupping helps, reduce.