The earliest forms of cupping are believed to backdate to 3000BC. Cupping is the use of suction, using heated cups or manual therapy cups, to increase stimulation of blood flow in order to promote healing by drawing up the underlying tissues. It has been found to affect the body up to four inches below the surface. This helps tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, activate the skins system, clear stretch marks, improve varicose veins and clear colon blockages.
Cupping is commonly used to relieve headaches, muscular aches and pains, Rheumatic conditions, arthritis and to help increase the immune system. This is the best form of deep tissue you can receive.
Cupping can leave marks due to toxins coming to the surface. This is not a bruise, although may appear to look like one. It is the release to the surface of stagnant blood coming out of the tissue so the body can process it more rapidly.