Cupping is an ancient therapy used by everyone from the ancient Egyptians and Chinese to the ancient Greeks. In this treatment, a glass or silicone cup is used and suction is created to hold the cup onto your skin. The suction pulls your skin, tissues and muscles upward releasing any restrictions below. Often times acupuncture and cupping are combined but that is not always the case.
Cupping can be thought of as the inverse of massage in that instead of the pressure being applied down into the tissues and muscles, the suction is lifting the tissues and muscles upward. This can enhance circulation in that area relieving pain and tension.
Cupping has been proven to…
· Reduce Pain
· Promote Relaxation
· Boost Skin Health
· Treat Respiratory Issues and Colds
· Improve Digestion
Cupping has numerous benefits — it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body.
Cups Come in Many Sizes
Cupping commonly is applied to the back but can be effective in bringing relief in almost any area of the body.
How Does Cupping Work?
Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup thereby releasing any tissues that have become adhered.