Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine where a trained therapist uses fire to quickly heat the air in a special glass cup. The cup is then placed on the skin. As the air in the cup cools, it creates a suction that draws the skin into the cup. The cups stay on the skin for no more than 3 minutes. People choose this treatment for many purposes, including: pain management, decrease of inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Fire cupping is also beneficial for clients who are in need of specific work on connective tissue or fascia, as it is another great way to manipulate and create movement within the tissue. Although Fire Cupping has been used for thousands of years, it has been uncommon up until recently when Michael Phelps was shown on Television before a race with these odd red circles on his back and shoulders. Michael says, "I've done it before meets, pretty much every meet i go to."
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