Earlier this week, Jennifer Aniston was spotted at the premiere of Call Me Crazy. With a black strapless pantsuit and a big smile, she should have gotten a lot of attention for her beauty. Unfortunately, she wound up getting plenty of attention for something else: round cupping marks all over her back that her make-up didn’t quite conceal.
For those of you who live outside Hollywood, cupping is a supposedly healthy Eastern method of cleansing the body. Glass cups are stuck to the body with the aid of either suction of heat, and this process allegedly increases circulation and improves overall health. The procedure leaves outlines of the cups for several days, and supposedly, the darker the marks, the more one needs to improve his or her health.
Los Angeles is filled with a ton of brilliant doctors that are performing life-saving research and advanced surgeries every day. Then again, the city is also filled with a lot of medical professionals and spiritualists who offer more superficial treatments like vampire facials and fat freezing. Maybe they work. Maybe they don’t work, but they’re sure as hell weird.
Aniston is far from the only celebrity to give cupping a go. Dave Arquette and Gwyneth Paltrow, who will try almost anything non-surgical, are both known to have tried it. Still, though, I’m not convinced there’s anything positive to this.
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