Cupping Therapy

My mother is gung-ho about treating ailments holistically. My father is quite the opposite. I'm a skeptic and take after him, but last winter I tried cupping therapy for the first time. I loved it.
  1. What is cupping therapy?
    It involves sucking the skin, usually the back, with small glass cups. This technique encourages blood flow and loosen up kinks you might be experiencing. I have tense shoulder muscles and cupping eases the tension.
  2. What does it feel like?
    Feels an octopus is sucking your skin, but it isn't painful. It feels extremely relaxing. It leaves bruising, very similar to hickies. They diminish within 4-7 days.
  3. Where can you get it done?
    Depending on where you live you can find an acupuncturist that will do it for you. Yelp is your best friend. A session ranges from $40-$60 depending on where you go.