This alternative therapy dates back to China and ancient Egypt. Cupping uses specifically designed silicone cups to create a negative pressure, or suction, on the skin.
An increase in circulation helps release tight muscles, promote healing, in addition to reducing inflammation. Cupping therapy can help lower stress, relieve chronic tension, as well as reduce scar tissue caused by injuries. Further more cupping promotes mobility and increases range of motion.
The practitioner will place cups on your skin. Cups rest on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes in a stationary position. To reduce restrictions in connective tissue, a form of slip cupping is used by gliding the cups along the skin.
After removing the cups, circular skin marking is common. Everybody heals differently. Cupping marks can last a few days to a few weeks.
Cupping can be added on to a customized massage as an enhancement. Learn more