Cupping is the application of small rounded cups which when used on the body promotes circulation and alleviates pain. Most patients report that it feels as if you are getting a massage. Cupping has been effectively used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, rheumatism and other aches.
This method is growing in popularity with athletes.
Most recently popularized by the Olympic games, athletes use cupping as a natural method to improve their health, performance, and alleviate pain. When you have proper blood flow throughout the body, the body can then perform better, whether you are an athlete or not.
Even celebrities are adopting it as a form of relaxation and to alleviate certain physical complaints.