Pop icon Madonna shared photos of her impressive figure, ‘beautiful scar’ from hip surgery, and ‘cupping’ marks.
The 62-year-old singer appeared in remarkable selfies on Instagram in which she sported a dark bralette and stylish bikini bottoms.
The photos were taken after the Like A Prayer hitmaker underwent treatment for cupping, leaving circular marks all over her legs.
Proud of her body, Madonna went make-up free as she posed for photos, adding the hashtags ‘recovery’, ‘cupping’ and ‘beautiful scars’ alongside her photos.
The Vogue hitmaker wore several bracelets and a beaded necklace. Her pink tresses were combed back away from her face.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a practitioner places special cups on the skin for a few minutes, creating a suction.
People get cupping therapies for many reasons, including to help with inflammation and pain, blood circulation, well-being, relaxation, and also as a form of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping increases blood flow to the area where the special cups were placed. The process may alleviate muscle tension, promote cell repair, create new blood vessels, and help form new connective tissues.
The cup is often heated with fire using herbs, paper or alcohol that is placed into the cup. After the fire source is removed, the cup is placed on the skin.
Some modern cupping therapists use rubber pumps to create suction instead of the traditional heating methods.
The therapy is also possibly effective at treating skin problems, digestive issues, and other conditions treated with acupressure.
Although the therapy is popular with many celebrities including Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian, the procedure leaves marks on the skin for a few days.
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