The marks are the most common misunderstandings concerning cupping therapy and that is also the reason why some people are afraid of trying cupping therapy. However, these marks are not bruises. Bruising is caused by impact trauma with the breakage of capillaries and a reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged location from the tissue injury. There won’t be any compression when you use a cupping set to do cupping massage.
Why there are marks?
The vacuum created by a cupping set draws up the non-circulating stagnant blood and brings them up to the surface of the skin so that healthy circulation can be restored to the treated areas, allowing fresh oxygenated blood to nourish and heal the treated areas.
Where there are static bleed and toxins present in the body, cupping will leave marks indicating that the stagnation or disease has been removed from the deeper tissue to the surface.
What does the mark tell?
The color change on the skin after cupping therapy generally means that something wrong on that treated area. For example, if you see the color change on shoulder, you must have some trouble on the shoulder. Since a silicone cupping set can be used almost on every area on the body surface, you can check where you may have trouble on the body.
How long do the marks last?
The color and pattern of the marks depend on the level of stagnation in the treated area, and range from a bright red to dark purple, usually lasting 3 days to a week – sometimes longer if the person is very sick or sedentary. If there is no stagnation present, there will be only a light pink mark, which disappears in a few minutes to a couple of hours. With silicone cupping offered by Lierre, you can do cupping massage at home easily and you’ll find that after several times of cupping therapy, the marks will become visibly lighter since the stagnation has been removed from your body gradually.
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