Cupping Therapy, Have You Tried It?

man with cupping therapy marks all over his back

Our kitchen needed a face lift, so we hired JW Construction, John and Kim, to remodel not only our kitchen, but the master bath as well.

Every day, John and Kim arrived at 8:30AM.

One particular day, they weren’t here at the normal time because John was getting a massage.

That’s understandable, you should see all the stuff the guy carries around.

It’s crazy!

He’s one strong dude.

I actually saw him carry a dishwasher by himself, as if it was as light as a feather.

He made it look easy!

Upon arriving to the house, after the massage, I asked “How was the massage” and instead of telling me, he showed me!

I was horrified.

His back resembled giant blueberries, or a bunch of large grapes!

All I could ask was, “are you OK“?

He smiled and said that he felt great and not to worry, the blueberries disappear in about a week.

Once I saw his back, I had to research, just what was cupping?

Click on “John’s head” below, to see a video about cupping.

He’s actually laughing in this picture!Cupping Therapy, Have You Tried It?

According to WebMD, “Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including:

  • Glass
  • Bamboo
  • Earthenware

Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments”.

Acupuncture Today says that “In China, cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain. Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression and reduce swelling. Fleshy sites on the body, such as the back and stomach (and, to a lesser extent, the arms and legs), are the preferred sites for treatment”. 

Not only did he have cupping therapy, afterwards he had Rolfing, the same day.

Rolfing deeply manipulates and reorganizes connective tissue and fascia.

John, you are a brave soldier!

I can handle massages if they are light!

Not sure I could handle cupping.

How about you? Have you ever tried cupping? What was your experience? Please leave a comment!

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