In traditional Chinese medicine, cupping stimulates acupressure points by lifting tissue instead of pressing down on it. This body cupping kit, designed by acupuncture studio WTHN, is the best, simplest way to DIY it. The set uses silicone cups to create gentle suction and help ease whatever soreness and stiffness has built up today. Place the cups on whatever area you’d like to work on—could be back, shoulders, chest, hips, or legs—then press and hold the button for a few seconds. When you release, the cups create a partial vacuum, lifting and stretching the underlying tissue to promote circulation to the area. (It feels really nice.) Leave the cups on for about 15 minutes, then press down gently on the skin surrounding the cup to break the seal.
With roots in healing traditions like acupressure, cupping, and herbalism, New York-based WTHN aims to bring holistic wellbeing to the masses with chief healing officer Shari Auth’s herbal formulas, the magic that is ear seeds, and their acupuncture studios in Flatiron and NoHo.