Whose Back Is This?
We've gotten used to seeing post-cupping photos from celebs like Jennifer Aniston or Chris Martin, which can be a little creepy. But this one looks a little different than those. And by "different," we mean way scarier looking.
In case you’re wondering what we’re talking about, cupping is a form of alternative medicine that's related to acupuncture. The practitioner burns a substance inside a cup, and then as it cools, it's placed on the patient's skin, creating a suction. Supposedly, this increases blood flow, and supporters claim it helps with a variety of conditions — everything from infertility to acne. While some cupping, "dry cupping," uses the suction alone, "wet cupping" comes along with small skin incisions. Yikes!
What did this lovely model turn to cupping for? "The cure to this chronic back/neck pain?" she posted to Instagram. "Please let it be!" She added hashtags for cupping, acupuncture, and massage, so perhaps she got a combination of the three therapies.
We've seen cupping photos before, including from Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin — but we haven't really seen an end-result that looks this extreme. Whose back is pictured in the photo? Click through to find out!