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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH... CUPPING?

We take a look at this ancient practice that’s become the favoured therapy of Olympians

BEGINNER’S GUIDE

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

You’ll discuss your medical history with the practitioner, then lie on a table and rubber cups will be applied to your skin. It may be two cups, or go into double digits, but four or five is the norm. The suction created by a vacuum within the cup causes the underlying tissue to rise partway into the cup, and this pressure draws with it blood and toxins. Cups are applied for up to 20 minutes – most people find the sensations of tightness and warmth soothing, while others find the sucking a little uncomfortable. You could think of cupping as the inverse of a massage – instead of applying pressure to muscles, a massage-like effect is created by suction and moving the lubricated cups around the back, legs, neck and chest.

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Brush up on your #superfoodgoals with our March/April issue of healthy, which explores the truth behind the nutrition buzzword. Get cooking with our round-up of 25 delicious recipes, including chia, matcha and chocolate (yes, really!) based meals. Get to know Darcey Bussell and Lorraine Kelly in our exclusive interviews. Plus, be inspired by our 101 simple ideas on how to change your life now, including how a daily ritual can help you beat stress. Stay grounded with the new digital edition of healthy.
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