Cupping Therapy is a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. The cups are placed over several areas of the body to create a vacuum which lifts the soft tissue and creates a stretch within the muscle and fascia. If you are suffering from muscle pain and tension, reduced joint movement, headaches, back pain, stress or anxiety, then cupping therapy will aide in treating these conditions. Cupping therapy can provide relief from physical and emotional tensions aiding in the healing and regenerating process of cells, enhancing circulation, reducing inflammation and softening tissues by warming the skin. Cupping Massage can be therapeutic emotionally and physically. Getting blood flowing in the body is naturally healing and detoxifying.
Even though Cupping is a safe and non-invasive form of therapy, it is important to find an experienced therapist when considering treatment. The traditional application involves inserting a flame into a glass to heat the air and create a vacuum. Manual vacuum cups employ a hand pump. Only a trained professional will know how to use these tools properly ensuring no damage is cause to the skin and tissues. Clients should ensure their therapists has the proper training and certification. During a Cupping Massage it is crucial that the therapist maintains a safe and sterile environment and only disinfected instruments should be used. An experienced Cupping therapist will take proper precautions to minimize bruising and swelling after a treatment. Cupping Massage Therapy is a powerful therapy, therefore proper training is crucial.