Cupping therapy is not as scary or painful as it looks, and its benefits exceed far longer than its scary look. However, if you are having second thoughts about getting cupped then, read a few important things about cupping therapy and make your mind up accordingly.



  1. It’s not as painful as it looks.

If you are fond of deep-tissue massage, the cupping therapy is definitely your cup of coffee. It will be a pain-free experience for you. However, you might have soreness in your tissue if you have stagnant tissues, but it will not last more than 24 hours. According to experts, to get the full benefits of cupping come in well hydrated.

  1. What do those marks represent?

Darker marks on the skin after cupping represent two different things. First, there might be low circulation of blood in that specific part of the skin or second higher levels of toxin in that area. Lighter marks on the body show the healthier body. However, darker marks can be due to various reason and not only denotes a sickness.

  1. You’ve got options.

There are two types of cupping, stagnant and dynamic cupping. The client can have any of the cuppings depending on his/her choice. However, it can also be suggested by the technician. Dynamic Cupping is most preferred for inflammation in extremities and face while for the recovery of tissues, stagnant cupping is preferred. The third type of cupping is “wet cupping” which includes forming small incisions in the body to let the toxic blood get out of the system, but this therapy is rarely used.

  1. How long will the marks stay?

Most of the people are worried about the marks which will be left after the cupping therapy. Different forms of therapy create different types of marks; the marks after dynamic cupping will be lighter and will stay for a day or two. While stagnant cupping will create darker marks and they will stay in the body for two days to a couple of weeks. When talking about the human body, nothing can be said for sure about the response of the human body.

  1. Time your therapy.

Even to the most professional athletes and sportsmen, it is necessary to time their cupping therapy. According to expert, it is necessary to give 24 hours relief from the workout before cupping therapy. Similarly, you’ll have to wait for 24 more hours to jump back to your workout routine.  Fitness experts also say that an average person should go to therapy at least once a month and if the person is a healthy freak, he should be going to the therapist more than once a month.

  1. It’s not only for the body.

Cupping therapy is also applied on the face to remove wrinkles and have smooth skin, it is known as facial cupping rejuvenation.

  1. It’s probably not for everyone.

It has also been suggested to consult your doctor before going for the therapy as it is healthy and refreshing some blood disorder or cancer might be aggravated due to it.

In the end, one should always confirm if the masseuse should be certified.