Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy creates a vacuum inside of a cup that is positioned over the surface of the skin, using local negative pressure to promote blood flow. Cupping therapy is used to decrease pain, improve circulation, and enhance performance. This technique became popular during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, as several athletes were seen with visible “red dots” that were left behind from cupping therapy; these dots do disappear within several days, however.