This remarkable therapy uses a variety of different types of cups to create suction and negative pressure on top of your skin. Cupping therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluid and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscle.
Here are some examples of orthopedic injuries/conditions that one can benefit from by applying cupping therapy: Rotator Cuff Injury, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Low Back Pain, Scoliosis, Bursitis, Tendinitis, Whiplash, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, Knee Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Hamstring Injuries, Hip Conditions/Groin Pain, Achilles Tendon Injuries, Calf Injuries, and more.
Cupping therapy also works as a form of detoxification therapy. The muscles of the back lend themselves to storing much of the wastes accumulated in the body. Because the action of negative pressure is creating an internal vacuum - dead (non-oxygenated) blood, stagnant toxins, and cellular debris are drawn to the cupping site. This creates a dark mark.