Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People often use cupping to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, and relaxation, as it is another type of deep tissue.
Cupping therapy has been recently popularized by Michael Phelps as he is the Olympic swimmer in Rio 2016. However, cupping itself has been used since ancient Egypt, Chinese, and Middle Eastern Cultures. One of the earliest recorded documents of cupping was written on papyrus by the ancient Egyptians in 1550 BC.