During the Procedure
During a cupping treatment, one of our chiropractors will place at least one cup on your back, stomach, arms, legs or other part of your body. Depending on the treatment and the area targeted, multiple cups may be placed on your skin. Inside each cup, a vacuum or suction force pulls skin upward. This suction can last for several minutes and is not painful.
In some cases, cupping can be combined with massage, acupuncture, or other alternative therapies. Lotion can also be applied to the treated area and then the cups are slowly moved around the area, creating a massage-like effect.
With any cupping, the treatment is usually a ten to twenty minute time period.
After the Procedure
Once the procedure is done, the suction force from cupping will have opened tiny blood vessels under the skin. There’s no getting around it, you will have round, bruise-like marks.
How long will it take for cupping marks to disappear?
Any discoloration or marks from cupping usually go away within seven days of the session.