Cupping is an ancient aspect of Chinese Medicine. It was recently made famous in the United States during the 2016 Olympics as many athletes utilized its healing benefits to recover from sports related ailments. With the help of heat, glass cups form a suction on the body’s tissues creating a therapy similar to massage. However, whereas massage commonly utilizes compression therapy, cupping does the opposite. It works by pulling the body tissue rather than pressing it. In doing so stagnant devitalized blood and body fluid is removed. This allows for new more nourishing blood and fluids to enter those spaces to rejuvenate and heal. It is an especially fantastic therapy for relieving muscle tension.