What is cupping & why celebs love it!

This is everything you need to know about celebrity favorite body detox: Cupping.

There are a lot of ways to relax tensed muscles and recently, celebrities and influencers have introduced people to cupping which increases blood flow and balances energies in the body. 

Have you wondered about the red circle-shaped marks that are seen on the back of celebrities who are into intense fitness routines? This is the result of cupping as it also reduces muscle fatigue and pain. 

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Here is what you should know about cupping and the reasons behind its growing popularity.

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of using cups to reduce swelling, pain and fatigue in the body. The method is much deeper than the physical treatment as people believe it balances the yin and yang of the body, these being the opposite forces in one’s body. 

Chinese believe that pain and swelling has a lot to do with restricted movement in the body. Cupping adds that movement and the fluid move along, removing all the pain or inflammation around the muscles. Many athletes swear by this process. 

Which cups are used for the treatment?

The cups used in the process are shaped like a globe and are made either out of glass or plastic. The diameter of these cups is up to four inches. Vacuum is created in these cups by removing the air inside them and then these are placed externally on top of muscles. 

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People think that cupping is a painful process but it is actually just the opposite. The redness and marks go away with time and are a result of the build-up that would have caused pain. 

Some of the celebrities regularly go for cupping as it releases tension around the neck, back and shoulders. Working long hours, having rigorous exercise routines and always being on the toes can be tiring. 

An average cupping session costs anywhere between Rs 1100 to 10,000. You can book a session at your nearest health and wellness centre.

Here is everything to know about cupping. Would you try it?