Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. the Ebers Papyrus describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping I have actually used it when I had a beauty salon and helped people with fibromyalgia and sports injuries, so I know where to exactly place the cups. I use a modern version of cupping with a rubber pump instead of fire to create a vacuum inside the cup.therapy in 1,550 B.C. Cupping became very popular in the BDSM scene as this will leave beautiful marks and is a special experience.