Massage CuppingJuly 7, 2022 2022-07-07 6:36
Cupping is a form of massage therapy (a type of alternative therapy) which decompresses soft tissues using vacuum suction, unlike other forms of massage that compresses soft tissues. During cupping, the cup gently sucks to your skin and lifts underlying soft tissue into the cup. Cupping is very relaxing and generally not painful. The sensation that is experienced is a pulling of the skin as the cup is moved in a rolling fashion. Redness or a feeling of warmth is usually experienced after the release of the cup due to increase blood flow to the area. Almost anyone can benefit from cupping. It is used to treat lack of mobility, tight muscles, scars and many diagnoses like headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and release of trigger points.
Suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body and balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring balance between these two extremes is to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping is a part of many ancient healing systems, including Chinese, Unani, traditional Korean, and Tibetan.
Duration: The cup is generally left in place for up to 3 minutes.