Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. This mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Another effect of cupping therapy is mild augmentation that can result when utilized on the buttocks area.
Depending on the specific treatment, skin marking is common after the cups are removed. This may be a simple red ring that disappears quickly, the discoloration left by the cups is normally from bruising especially if dragging the cups while suctioned from one place to another to break down muscle fiber. Usually treatments are not painful.
Each session lasts between 40-45 minutes.