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?
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    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?
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    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.