The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that remove toxins and excess fluids from the body, but the system often becomes clogged, leading to water retention and pain.
Thankfully, “massaging” sore areas with specialized suction cups in a process known as cupping boosts circulation to flush trapped toxins. I suggest going to a professional for a first treatment, but you can also purchase an inexpensive at-home kit. Be sure to follow instructions in order to avoid bruising.
For more information about cupping, see my article, “Cupping for Deep Tissue Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage.”