Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. It has been practiced for thousands of years for the treatment of diseases and pain.
By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping is used to drain excess fluids & toxins; stimulate the nervous system; bring blood flow to the stagnant muscles & loosen adhesions, connective tissue & stubborn “knots”.
A partial vacuum is created in glass cups placed on the skin either by means of heat (fire flash method) or suction. This draws up the underlying tissue of the body.
What are the benefits :
Cupping is believed to stimulate the flow of blood and lymph to the affected area. Massage cupping is often used on broad areas on the back to break up stagnated metabolic waste & stubborn adhesions. Cupping is not only beneficial for muscular pain; it can also be used for the following conditions:
|Arthritis||Colds & flu|
|Back Pain||Post/pre event|
|Injury prevention||Rotator Cuff|
|Tennis Elbow||Post Surgery|
|Sporting Injuries||Lymphatic Drainage|
|Increased suppleness||Improved muscle tone|
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. Meridians are conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.