Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment and one of the five branches of Chinese medicine. It uses fire or suction to create a vacuum between glass or plastic cups. These cups help to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, reduce muscle tension, and encourage cellular repair to damaged tissue.

Cupping can be used for injuries, allergies, digestive issues, and detoxification. 

Small circular bruises of different colors can appear on the skin after cupping and last for 1 day to a week after treatment. 

It is not painful and feels like a deep massage.