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Is cupping the (celebrity-approved) solution for soothing muscle strain?

21/06/2018 / Don't try this at home

Cupping – Jennifer Aniston has been at it for years, and Olympic athletes swear it, but what’s involved? The ancient technique, derived from traditional Chinese and Egyptian medicine brings blood to the surface of the skin to relieve muscular pain. Practiced alongside acupuncture, and popular amongst celebs, we’re getting to grips with exactly what’s involved (because those circular back patches have left us curious for too long). Everything you need to know about cupping, right here.

By Rachel Spedding

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