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11 Completely Bizarre Spa Treatments You Won’t Believe Are Real

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Cupping

This ancient form of wellness dates back to eastern medicine. It implies placing hot glass cups along your body, mostly on your spine, for a specific amount of time. It is considered to decrease tension, reduce inflammation, soothe pain and raise the level of serotonin in your body.

This treatment dates back to ancient cultures, like Egypt, Chinese and Middle Eastern ones, where it was used as a practice for opening the blood vessels and inducing a feeling of relaxation.

Nowadays, big wellness companies like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop have “borrowed” this technique for their spa programme and ended up making tons of money out of it.

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