Cupping therapy has been around for centuries, and it’s still being practiced today. The effect to the tissues is up to 4 inches deep, causing the tissues to disperse stagnation, release toxins and activate the lymphatic system, clear stretch marks, improve cellulite as well as blood circulation. This treatment alleviates inflammation or pain in the body. Some also claim that it is relaxing. It helps with the flow of blood, and it is similar to deep-tissue massage. This therapy is becoming more popular nowadays, made famous by Michael Phelps at the Rio Olympics, assisting his recovery.
Cupping therapy works to open up the Meridian lines of the body. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to open these channels, the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing QI (life force). Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. This is very beneficial to the body.