Dry cupping treatments involve a cup being placed and then suctioned onto the skin. The cup remains in place for a set time, usually 10 – 15 minutes.
Cupping has been used on various parts of the body. Common placement sites:
- Upper Traps/Shoulders
- Low Back
- IT Bands
Dry cupping may ease conditions that create muscle aches and pains. The negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and decrease the nervous system response.
There aren’t many side effects associated with dry cupping. The skin around the rim and inside of the cup may become irritated and marked in a circular pattern which could leave bruising.