|Lighting the glass cup on fire.|
Cupping is when glass or bamboo cups are heated on the inside and put on the target area or acupuncture point. The heat creates suction and pulls the skin. I heard someone explain that it feels like a vacuum cleaner hose pulling on your skin. I would agree with that, but Jamie would not (at least when it comes to his feet).
|Getting ready to re-light the glass cup.|
|My friend's cupping.|
|My feet being cupped. And, thanks to the|
massage therapist for waiting for my
friend to take my picture!
Now that I know the bruises are not from anything sinister, I will be voluntarily having cupping done too!