Medi Cupping and Fire Cupping
Cupping works because it assists in clearing out inflammation and interstitial fluid that can feel stuck in tight areas of the body. The way it does this is by creating a vacuum force with the cups to pull up on the skin, fascia and fluids. This suction also pulls blood into the capillaries which is why the bruise-like marks happen. This increase in micro-circulation can aid in flushing out metabolic waste along with bringing in fresh blood flow to heal damaged tissues.
People sense it feels like an inverse deep tissue massage. Rather than placing pressure on the tissues, the suction pulls the tissues up. From this, tension and muscular knots feel as though they melt away. Heat and inflammation from athletic training or repetitive stress injuries is also lessened. Additionally, the appearance of cellulite is diminished.