What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of therapy in which a therapist puts special cups on your body for a few minutes to create suction. The cups may be made of glass, bamboo, earthenware, silicone. 

 

The main principle behind cupping is that the suction created encourages blood and lymph flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures.

 

There are two main types of cupping: dry and wet.  We perform Dry cupping only. Dry cupping is when the therapy relies solely on the creation of suction. This is where the cups are placed on the body and moved around without breaking contact with the skin. This aims to increase circulation and acts as a sort of massage.

 

Does It Hurt?

Cupping is a painless procedure but those who are considering cupping therapy should be aware that the procedure does leave quite noticeable bruises on the skin for about ten days.

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Which Conditions Can Be Treated With Cupping:

Back Pain

Rheumatic Diseases

Muscle Injuries

Muscle Tension

Relieve Stress

Nerve Problems

What Are The Benefits Of Cupping?

Relax myofascial trigger points

Decrease stiffness

Decrease pain and reliance on pain medications

Improve muscle function and muscle performance

Improve joint range and flexibility

Decrease Muscle Spasm

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