Cupping is a vacuum-type massage technique performed with handheld cups. Placing suction cups on the body creates a partial vacuum to reduce tension on the skin and tissues underneath. It can soften tight muscles and tone, loosen restrictive connective tissues, bringing hydration and blood flow to the body’s tissues.
It’s a good therapy option to be used after any form of exercise or post sporting events. During exercise, lactic acids and waste substances build up, contributing to muscle soreness and tightness. Cupping will lift the tissues, increasing blood flow draining out waste from the tissues, and replace them with oxygen and nutrients, reducing soreness and tightness.