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Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws the skin and superficial tissues into the cup.  Once placed, the cups may either be left in their initial position or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area, helps remove toxins, improves circulation and releases tension in the muscles. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. Plastic cups are also commonly used with the help of a small pump to create a more precise level of suction.




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