What is Cupping Therapy? How does it Work?

Cupping Therapy

Discover the Benefits!

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

From Olympic athletes to pop-stars and celebrities, people are rediscovering the benefits of cupping. Maybe you’ve even seen people at your gym or swimming pool with those tell-tale red circles on their backs and shoulders. Cupping is one of the best deep tissue therapies available. For centuries, cupping has been used as an essential part of traditional medicine. The cupping effect is produced by using heat or air to create a suction action within glass, plastic or ceramic that are placed on the skin. The cups can be left in place or moved along the affected area. This technique is used to relieve back and neck pain, muscle stiffness and spasms, and rheumatism. Cupping treatment can even help clear congestion from the common cold.

Cupping is soothing, gentle, and very relaxing.


Is cupping the right treatment for me?

While there are some doubts about cupping, there is real science behind the technique. The suction within the cups produces negative pressure, which helps to increase hydration and blood flow to body tissues, alleviate bondage, and eliminate excess fluids.

If you need lymphatic drainage or deep tissue massage, it is a versatile treatment that can be customized to your condition.

It is important to bear in mind that cups are not a method of treatment involving wounds, infections, burns, or active skin inflammation.

Cupping can also cause bruises that can last on the skin for up to two weeks. Bruises typically repair themselves over time and are not something to worry about.


How does cupping work?

Cupping may often be described as a technique of “tissue distraction release”.

In order to raise and isolate tissue, the cups are glided over distinct areas of the body during the cupping process. This works to increase the release of the neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscles, and tendons interfaces. It relaxes muscles, releases trigger points, stimulates lymphatic flow, increases local circulation, and releases adhesion of scar tissue.


Benefits of cupping

·      Relieve muscle tension, tightness and pain

·      Increases circulation

·      Improve the appearance of cellulite

·      Supports lymphatics

·      Promotes deep relaxation and can help to alleviate anxiety

·      Reduce appearance of stretch marks and scars

·      Support digestion and relieve constipation and gas

·      Pain relief

·      Alleviate tension headaches and migraines


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