Cupping Therapy is an ancient method where a suction cup is placed upon the skin to act as a vacuum suction. 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. In ways Cupping Therapy is the opposite to a massage as it lifts the muscles and fascia away from the bone and supports allowing any inflammation underneath to have space and free up, whereas in massage force is applied down into the muscles. This is why its recommended to have back to back sessions so you get the best of both treatments benefits.
Cupping Therapy can treat anything from knots, tight muscles, adhesions and stagnation. Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin colour after three to five treatments. Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Especially useful for athletes is cupping’s potential to relieve muscle spasms. Cupping also affects the digestive system. A few benefits include an improved metabolism, relief from constipation, a healthy appetite, and stronger digestion.