Chinese Cupping Therapy
Some people do get marks (even bruises), others don’t.
What is Cupping? If you haven’t yet experienced cupping, glass cups are heated and applied to your skin where they create a vacuum that softens tight muscles.
Regular cupping or sliding cupping (oil is rubbed into the skin so that the cup slides easily) are a possible preparation for acupuncture or massage. By softening the muscles and releasing the energy flow in advance, your massage or acupuncture can be more effective.
What Does Cupping Feel Like? Many clients say that cupping feels weird the first time, but then they ask for it again. It’s an odd thing, but while many people love it, and a few just endure it, no-one hates it (yet!)
Click this link to see a great photo of Cupping’s Olympic Moment
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are generally considered to be safe in the hands of a well-trained practitioner, but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.