Cupping is a highly effective treatment to speed and aid recovery from sports injuries, strenuous training, poor posture and other muscular imbalances.
Originating in traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine, cupping is now increasingly used across the world.
Vacuum cups are applied to the skin, which encourages fresh blood, oxygen and other nutrients to circulate. This pre-softens tight and tense muscles and works particularly well when used to complement massage therapy.
Following treatment, circular marks may be visible that can last from 2 hours to 2 weeks. There is nothing to worry about, the marks are painless and harmless.
As with all treatments, you might experience a groggy feeling for up to several hours as your body heals and regains balance. Drink plenty of water and take things easy.