Cupping therapy works by putting special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. This procedure helps lift the myofascia layer causing a myofascial release, improving blood flow to that certain area. This has many purposes, including to help with pain, tightness in the muscle area, inflammation, and as a type or aid of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to Egyptian times recording it as far back as 1550 B.C.