Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egypt, Asia, and Middle East. The secret behind CUPPING is the "negative" or reverse massage action. Unlike acupressure or massage therapy which compresses the muscles and tissues. Cupping decompresses and gently suctions and lifts skin and the underlying tissue into the cup. Easter medicine believes that pain and stress are caused by stagnation of blood, fluids, toxins and vital energy-Qi (pronounced Chi). Cupping promotes Qi life energy, helps improve our immune system, increases circulation, helps drain fluids, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and delivers fresh oxygenated blood to help reduce inflammation and expedite healing. Cupping is commonly used to address sports injuries, muscle and joint pain, connective tissue (fascia), digestive problems, for respiratory issues such as cold and cough, headaches, tooth pain, for body sculpting, cellulite, as part of an anti-aging routine, and so much more. Modern cupping may be used on its own or can be combined with massage therapy, essential oils, acupuncture or with other "Western medicine" treatments.
How does cupping Feel:
Most individuals find cupping massage very relaxing, delivering muscle tension and pain relief. Cupping is generally not painful, but depending on the individual's sensitivity and the intensity of treatment, it can be very relaxing and sedating or one may experience a moderate discomfort.
Lack of mobility, circulation, tight muscles, pain and discomfort, edema, scars, restricted circulation, muscle and joint pain, myofascial release, trigger points, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Sciatica, Plantar fasciitis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, stagnant lymph, insomnia, anxiety, inflammation, congestion, cellulite, headaches and migraines, sinus, pneumonia, asthma, TMJ, athletic stress, injury and prevention, post-op recovery.
How long before you can see or feel results:
In many cases, results can be seen or felt after only a few cupping sessions. Many times you will start feeling and looking better instantly! With regular use you will experience improved mobility, muscle tension relaxation, increased energy, a radiant looking skin, healthier and more! Results are cumulative. To be effective, use regularly until optimal results are reached. Follow a healthy diet, exercise and drink plenty of water!
Cupping marks or cup kisses are not bruises. The discolorations produced after cupping can be a result of buildup of toxins brought to the surface, stagnation, previous injury or lactic acid produced by the muscles. If redness or itching occurs, it's likely due to inflammation brought to the surface.