Cupping is a treatment used in Eastern Medicine since ancient times. At Schwabe Chiropractic, we use cupping for myofascial release and healing. Cups are applied and gently suction and decompress the tissue lifting connective tissue layers. They can simply be left on the skin, glided, or used statically while you move your body such as the arm.
Cupping can have many benefits to aid your recover such as improve blood flow to the area, attracting immune cells to increase the repair and recovery process so that inflammation can go down while clearing out waste, stretching and separating fascial restrictions, reduce muscle tightness and trigger points.
You may be left with purple circle on your skin, but this is nothing unusual. Just tell your friends it’s the sign of an elite athlete!