This therapy involves a glass jar of variable sizes being placed on the body by creating a vacuum with a flame being held inside the jar for a short moment. The cups are positioned in certain places to trigger certain therapeutic effects.
This method helps to clear stagnation in the affected area, allowing energy and blood to move more freely, which reduces pain and problems.
Please be mindful if you are worried about appearance in the next few days.
Some people may get small blisters in the cupped area, which is often seen with clients that have excessive moisture and fluid retention in the treated area. These blisters should be left alone and will disappear along with the cupping marks.
Cupping therapy does often leave some bruise ring marks at the position where the cups have been. These bruises indicate a level of blood stagnation within the body. The more stagnation a person has, then the darker the bruising.
This simulated bruising encourages a healing effect from the body to the specific area. However, unlike normal bruises, there is no pain involved, just a curative effect. These bruises eventually do disappear over a period of time, ranging from a few hours to a few days.