What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a traditional, time-honored practice that utilizes the techniques of negative pressure rather than tissue compression. Suction cups are used to help relieve aching muscles, and release joint stiffness, reduce inflammation, and provide relief for many acute and chronic conditions.
It is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine that is based on the Chinese surmise that illnesses are triggered when “chi” or “qi”, the life force of our body, becomes disrupted due to some injury or ailment. Cupping therapy works to reinstate equilibrium, thus curing the patient and helping with pain management.During a cupping massage, your therapist will position a suction cup over treatment areas to produce a vacuum effect that helps improve blood flow, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move throughout the body.
The therapy obtains its name from the specialized cups used by practitioners to generate suction over affected points of the patient’s body. Cups can be made of different materials including earthenware, glass, bamboo, or silicone.
Experience the rejuvenating, cumulative and long lasting cupping therapy benefits with this age-old practice.