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Hot Cupping Therapy

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If the idea of having 30 big round bruises on your back for about a week sounds like fun to you, make sure to try hot cupping while in Yangshuo, China.

For some unknown reason it sounded like fun to Dave and I and after a week of cycling, climbing and boating in China on top of a couple of weeks of hard adventure travel in Fiji, we thought that a relaxing session of hot cupping would be an excellent way to work out the kinks from travel...

Recommended by the Lonely Planet and our Intrepid Travel guide, we booked a session with Dr. Lilly Li For Y40, we were whisked into the massage room and immediately told to get on the table.

Dr. Li told Dave that it was fine to take photographs because she would be giving us two separate sessions so he stayed to record it all for you to see. (We have no shame, anything for the blog)

I am glad that I went first because if I had to watch it happen, I probably would have chickened out.

Within seconds she popped the hot cups onto my back. As she stuck them to my skin, I felt a constrictive feeling. My muscles started to tighten up and I wondered if I would start to panic. As I breathed through it and talked about how it felt, I started to relax and actually enjoy the sensation...

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Written by  Dave and Deb.

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Hot cupping is an ancient technique, but not every therapist can perform it correctly. Do you know of any books on it? We could use it for our <a href="">mobile massage London saloon</a>.

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