What is Cupping Massage?
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow which is brought to the surface. Restoring balance within the body is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
What are the benefits of a Cupping Massage?
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.
Some conditions successfully treated with cupping are migraines, fatigue, back and neck pain, digestive issues, knee pain, rheumatism and even cellulite
What is involved in a Cupping Massage Treatment?
A cupping treatment will usually be performed within a Remedial massage treatment. Silicone cups will be placed along particular acupressure and trigger points relevant to the area of body being treated. A special cream may be applied with the cups to allow for your therapist to slide them along the fascia.
Who benefits from a Cupping Massage?
Anyone looking for additional ways to deal with muscular pain and stress. If you have extremely sensitive skin or are on blood thinning medication this treatment may not be suitable for you.