For those of us that have cupping done we know that the marks left from cupping are not bruises, however those that haven’t experienced cupping and who see those strange round marks on someone often assume they are bruises.
Cupping is a therapy that has been used for thousands of years, cupping was originated in China.
Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow, as well as the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force.
This increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair.
Bruce Bentley wrote a fantastic article about cupping and the explanation of the “cupping marks”
Read his full article here: A Cupping Mark Is Not a Bruise.