Cupping & Cupping Massage Therapy

What is cupping?

Cupping Massage 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.

Cupping Massage Therapy

Cupping massage therapy is a combination of traditional Cupping techniques and Swedish Massage Therapy techniques providing clients with the benefits of both. 

 

What should I expect during a cupping treatment?

A modern dry Cupping Massage treatment include 2 techniques:

  1. Static techniques, the plastic cups are suctioned onto the skin (painful area) using suction pumps for 15-20 min. per area with weak, medium or strong suction, without lubrication.

  2. Gliding, sliding or moving Cupping Massage using silicon cup over tight fascia, spine, and joints for up to 2-30 min.

After the cups are removed, there can be some discoloration and swelling. Cupping marks can show up after first 24 hrs and last up to 2 weeks.

You may experience soreness after treatment similar to a deep tissue massage.

In some rare cases, blisters can appear during Cupping Massage.

Benefits:

  • Pain relief

  • Improving blood flow and increased supplements to stiff tendons and muscles

  • Detoxication of the area

  • Fascia tightness relief

 

It can be used with the following conditions:

  • Sciatica

  • Spine disc problems

  • Decreased ROM

  • Painful muscle or joints

  • Chronic pain

  • Arthritis

  • Poor immune system

 

Things to keep in mind

Cupping therapy isn’t recommended for everyone. Extra caution should be taken for the following groups:

  • Children. Children under 4 years old shouldn’t receive cupping therapy. Older children should only be treated for very short periods.

  • Seniors. Our skin becomes more fragile as we age. Any medication you may be taking might have an effect as well.

  • Pregnant people. Avoid cupping the abdomen and lower back.

  • Those who are currently on blood thinners.

  • Very hairy painful area

 

Also avoid cupping if you have:

  • a sunburn, moles, injured skin

  • a wound

  • a skin ulcer

  • varicose veins

  • experienced recent trauma

  • acute inflammation/ high fewer

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