EMMERDALE actor Jurell Carter left fans squirming as he shared a shot of blood filled cups attached to his back.
Emmerdale star Jurell Carter has shared a gruesome shot showing him undergoing a cupping procedureCredit: Instagram
Jurell, 25, captured a glimpse of his back as he lay on the treatment table.
His first shot showed four suction cups on his back, while the second image revealed a part of his face peeking through the couch and the caption: “Wahum.”
The Leicester-born actor appeared to have plumped for the celeb-favourite cupping treatment, loved by the likes of Madonna and Jack Fincham.
He tagged the Icaht Clinic, which describes itself as a “centre of integrative medicine” with clinics in Leicester, Bristol and Cardiff.
The Nate Robinson actor documented his time at the the Icaht Clinic on his StoriesCredit: Instagram
The 25-year-old plays the hunky farmhand in the ITV soap
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine where heated cups are placed on the skin to create local suction.
The cups are left on the skin for a few minutes – prompting the painful looking red marks – and it can help target pain, inflammation and blood flow as well as prompting relaxation.
According to Medicinenet.com cupping “improves overall health by removing the energy blockages that TCM practitioners identify as barriers to the flow of healthy energy.”
Athletes often use the form of therapy to target blood flow to a particular area of the body.
Cupping can help target pain, inflammation and poor blood flowCredit: ITV
His procedure comes ahead of a major storyline for the actor involving his mum Cara’s return to the DalesCredit: ITV
Kim Kardashian, Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham have all opted for cupping in the past, while Madonna previously took to her Instagram to celebrate her “cupping scars.”
Yet fans of Jack Fincham were left disgusted after he had what he called “dead blood” removed from his body via cupping.
The Love Island winner, 29, stripped off at the Abdelkabar Cupping Clinic, London, and laid face down on a table ready for his session to begin.
Madonna has previously taken to Instagram to celebrate her cupping scarsCredit: Instagram
Love Island star Jack Fincham has also undergone the procedure – with a suction cup attached to the back of his headCredit: Instagram
In total, 21 cups were placed onto his bare skin, from his calves up to the back of his scalp.
Jack was left stunned afterwards when he was shown some of his solidified blood.
He joked: “That’s madness. It’s like a jellyfish.”
It’s not the first time Jack has been in for the treatment, so he must be fan.