Cupping uses glass cups that are put on various areas of the body, mainly the back. The cups are used to increase circulation, clear toxins, activate acupuncture points and help undo knots in tight and stressed shoulders.
The cups can be used in combination with acupuncture and tui na massage, their ability to promote circulation and ease tension in the shoulders means they can help treat many ailments from aches and pains to tension and headaches.
I find that I use these more than ever in clinic. They are a very effective way of treating knots with deep stimulation without having to give the body an aggressive pummelling. They do leave marks, as have often been seen on various celebrities.
These marks are where the cups are clearing deep muscular tension.