Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment which has been practiced for thousands of years. It stimulates the flow of Qi and blood, relaxes muscles and creates relaxation within the nervous system. It can be likened to a deep tissue massage or myofascial release.
Cupping is used on its own or in combination with Acupuncture or Chinese herbs.
Some of the benefits of Cupping
promotes blood circulation
activates the lymphatic system
stimulates the digestive system
no side effects
Some of the common health problems Cupping can treat
Colds and flu
How Cupping works (click here to access a short video)
A naked flame is used on the inside of the glass cups to create a vacuum with a suction effect. The warm cups are quickly placed on the skin and left in place for approximately 10-15 minutes.
The skin will feel tight during the treatment but Cupping is not painful.
The reddening of the skin (Cupping marks) after the treatment is an indication that circulation has been brought to the surface to nourish the muscles and to allow toxins to be released through the skin. These marks are usually painless and will clear within 3 to 7 days.
Clients typically find instant relief from aching muscles and feel a better sense of well-being after the treatment.
Cupping is known to activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, release toxins and is very effective for deep tissue repair. The use of Cupping in TCM is much broader than just releasing muscle pain. Cupping can also be used to treat much deeper internal health problems.