During cupping, glass or plastic cups are placed on the body via suction. The resulting vacuum pulls skin and muscle tissue, breaking the capillaries at the surface of the skin. This increases blood flow and oxygen to the affected area. This mitigates muscle and joint pain. Cupping produces circular “bruise” marks but is usually painless. The marks fade within a week.
Cupping can be used to treat:
• Plantar fasciitis
• Back, hip, and IT band pain
• Pain in the shoulders, upper back or neck
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Menstrual Cramps
• And much more!
After a cupping treatment, you may notice the residual marks are different colors. Why is that? Different color marks tell us different things about that spot in the body. Check out the chart to see specifically what each one means.
Remember marks are nothing to worry about. They will fade in a few days, and up to a few weeks. Side effects are rare, but remember to drink plenty of water to flush out “toxins” pulled out during the process.