After the cupping therapy, your skin may appear red circular marks. It’s important to understand that is not bruises and it doesn’t hurt. However, there is a opposite common assumption that cupping marks are bruises. Based on various research show that Bruises are triggered by an impact trauma that breaks the capillaries in the injured area. The cupping mark is a different thing. As cupping therapy cause no compression or impact trauma when it done correctly, they lift your skin and tissue in order to increase blood circulation and release toxins in the body. So which means the darker the mark, the more stagnant fluids (toxins, blood and lymph) were dredged up.
In China, they are called yinzi, meaning “marks”, the Greeks use the term of dachylidia indicating “rings”. And the people who grow up with cupping know that the cupping is beneficial and stimulating indication that the variety of pathogen has been delivered to the surface due to the suction of cupping. That is the visible sign of success since it enhance healing process.
But it need to be understood that the Myofascial Cupping – Cupping without causing marks has been not successful. Many research claims that myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy for relaxation, restoring vitality. The treatment has been developed in reducing in pain intensity and disability. Moreover, it reduces the recurrence rate of pain therefore enhancing quality of life. Nowadays, cupping is an integrative therapy in modern medicine which can combine with healthcare plans for chronic pain.
In conclusion, the marks look painful but in most cases they are purely aesthetic. Some people don’t experience bruising at all. As the reaction is based on the elasticity of individual skin