I Was Cupped!

The cups at my masseur’s office.  Photo taken by and the property of FourWalls.
@FourWalls (20928)
Louisville, Kentucky
September 11, 2019 5:14pm CST
Today I joined the ranks of the athletes and got cupped. Well, not exactly. I don’t have 40 or 50 symmetrical bruises all over my body. Cupping is a holistic practice that can be quite helpful when done correctly. Some athletes use it in an “extreme” fashion to improve their performance. Mine was far more therapeutic. I went to get a massage today for my shoulder, and the therapist used cups on my shoulder, bicep, and neck to stimulate blood flow and ease the pain. Did it work? YES. In fact, I was out of pain completely for a couple of hours, which is something I haven’t been able to say since discovering the Itis family (Arthur Itis, Burrse Itis, etc.). Yes, I’m sore again. But the relief was amazing...almost instantaneous, and side-effect free. And what I have now isn’t anything compared to what I had jolt me out of bed this morning.
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@dgobucks226 (18629)
12 Sep
I've heard of the practice and sounds like its effective. Is it insurance covered? Having a bad back myself it is nice to find something which provides relief.
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@FourWalls (20928)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep
Don’t know....I went for a regular massage and my masseur suggested it. Wish my massages were covered! (Most “homeopathic treatments” aren’t....can’t make a deal with the pharmaceutical company that way.....)
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@JudyEv (170784)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Sep
That's marvellous that it helped so much so quickly. How often can you have it done?
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@FourWalls (20928)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep
I would imagine as often as you can be massaged. That's really what it feels like: a gentle vacuum cleaner giving you a detailed massage at sore trigger points.
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@andriaperry (89773)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
I should be cupped! I am glad it helped.
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@NJChicaa (65494)
• United States
11 Sep
Glad it helped you!
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@MALUSE (53411)
• Germany
11 Sep
I've heard about this practise but didn't know that it really gives the patient relief.
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@amadeo (101342)
• United States
11 Sep
Good evening.That is nice you got some relief from there.
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@RasmaSandra (30699)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Sep
Glad you got relief and I hope it keeps helping you. I have never heard of this before but then I am not an athlete.