Cupping Massage brings the ancient art of cupping to the modern-day practice. This modality allows for a unique approach to the fascia and body fluids. Cupping has an ability to affect deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion. Cupping, like massage, is another form of healing. It has also been used for centuries, predating 3,500 years.
What is cupping used for?
Cupping goes far beyond simple fascial techniques, concepts such as angiogenesis, metabolism and immune response will be explored. Cupping therapy can also be used on specific pressure points on the body to remove obstructions in the body’s natural healing energies. In this way, cupping therapy can be used to treat skin, blood, respiratory, back pain, nerve conditions and many more. Application will cover more than just the back; scars, fascia, joints, trigger points, muscle imbalances and even pleura techniques will be applied.
Is cupping painful?
Cupping is not generally painful, and most patients have commented that it felt like a slight pinching or burning sensation. The suctioning effect is lifting/pulling the skin in an upward motion, gently separating the fascia apart.
Why are there marks after cupping?
The marks, or circular bruising that you see on a patient is a normal effect. Those who have had a cupping treatment, the marks that appear are the result of the suction from the cups manually bringing up the blood into the area that’s being cupped. These are normal and are rarely painful. Sometimes the marks can stay up to one week after treatment (in some cases they disappear sooner, others takes longer).
Note: Health professionals require training and certification to be covered within liability insurance. Traditional cupping (fire cupping) is restricted to Acupuncturists and TCM practitioners. http://www.collegeofacupuncture.com/