If you’ve not seen the photos of Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Phelps with their cupping marks you need to see them. They look like they’ve been kissed by an octopus!
Sharon, our acupuncturist, uses this type of cupping, but she also uses a technique that focusses on the fascia of the area, which involves dragging the cups. This means you don’t get the cup bruises! Lots of people really like the effect of cupping on their muscles. It feels a bit tight as the cup is dragged on your skin, but afterwards it feels revitalised!
Here’s a link to the photos of Michael Phelps – he does look a sight!