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Welcome to another edition of "Something Strange Saturday," where we go off the beaten beauty path! Today, I have a new-to-me discovery for relaxation - cupping!
What is cupping? Well, it's a type of massage where, instead of pushing on the body, a vacuum is used to pull the skin gently upwards, into the cup. I'd heard of fire-cupping before, where fire is used to create the vacuum, but these cups just use suction. (Not fire. Please don't use fire with these cups.)
I gave myself a unicorn horn! In all seriousness, though, I think the facial massage was my absolute favorite. I used a high-quality facial oil, and my husband started the suction in the middle of my face and then moved the cup outward. It felt amazing. The suction created a little bit of tightness in the skin, but not too much. I would recommend this set just for that massage alone, really.
If you're interested in cupping, I would recommend this set from Lemon Hero. It's made of thick, high-quality silicone that feels substantial in the hand. It comes with 4 different-sized cups that can do about any job on the body. It's easy to create the suction - no need for any fire, or any chemicals, or fancy bulbs. Just a little oil, and these cups. Currently, they are available on Amazon for $19.99.