Cupping is an ancient technique and the oldest and most globally practiced medical treatment in human history. Cupping Massage is a modified version of the common practice of Cupping Therapy and has now been safely adapted to use in massage therapy. The therapeutic applications of cupping have been documented through several thousand years of clinical experience and the results that this treatment produces are impressive.
Cupping is a technique whereby a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing the skin up into the cup and separating the layers of skin, muscle, and fascia. This release of tissue breaks up and drains stagnant tissue fluid while increasing blood flow and lymph flow to the skin and muscles. No breaks in the skin are created and it is a perfectly safe and sterile procedure. When the cup is left on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed, and localized healing takes place. Client will most likely be left with a mark from the cupping that will look like a bruise but is not. The discoloration can last for up to two weeks. The pulling action of the cups also engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows for deep relaxation of the mind and body.
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The Benefits of Cupping
Reduces pain from muscle spasm, cramps, and tightness
Reduces pain by breaking up adhesions and chronic scar tissue and loosens layers of tissue
Increases range of motion of joints in the area and reduces stiffness
Increases the function of sebaceous and sweat glands allowing the skin to breath
Brings fresh blood to the muscles
Has effects on the nervous system which allows relaxation and reduces stress
Accelerates healing of injured muscles
A favorite area for massage cupping is on the broad area of the back. Larger cups are used for this, and a strong vacuum will mimic the rolling action of deep-tissue massage without any discomfort. The movement may be long and intended to drain fluid, or circular and stimulating for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tissue. The skin will turn red with strong massage cupping, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to Cupping Massage or Cupping Therapy, we understand that you might have some questions. We are confident that we have the answers to your inquiries.
Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about Cupping Massage and Cupping Therapy. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.