Cupping therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that is used for many skin or muscular conditions. It is a form of alternative medicine where a therapist puts cups on your skin to cause a suction and increase blood flow to the site. The therapy helps with pain, inflammation, swelling, and promotes relaxation of the injured area.
In Canada, the most common treated area for cupping therapy is the back. However, it can also be used on the legs, arms, chest, and shoulders.
There are different types of cupping techniques. The most common technique used is dry cupping.