Just last month, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shared his first cupping therapy experience with his Instagram followers, showing off his back full of reddish purple round cupping marks. ‘Looks more gnarly than it feels, but overall I enjoyed the therapy,’ he wrote..
Many celebrities and professional athletes have embraced cupping therapy in recent years. A famous example is Michael Phelps– he appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics with cupping marks all over his back and shoulders, prompting an increase in awareness of this recovery method.
So what is cupping therapy? And what draws people to try this out?