Cupping Therapy is the use of suction, rather than compression, for bodywork ranging from myofascia release to lymphatic drainage and everything in between! Cupping rapidly facilitates rigid soft tissue release, loosens and lifts connective tissues, and breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to skin and muscles in ways not possible using compression.
When the therapist moves the cups, the pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. This step is known as negative pressure massage.
Cupping Therapy is wonderful for Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Orthopedic Conditions, Sports Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Trigger Point Therapy, Chronic Conditions, Detoxification, Cellulite, Scars, Stretch Marks, Facial Treatments, TMJ and General Relaxation and Wellness.
Professional cupping therapy provides relief from many physical issues, including pain and inflammation. This therapy can also release deep muscular tissue, release and soften scar tissue, calm the nervous system, and increase range of movement. Cupping also provides the following benefits:
- Lifts and stretches soft tissue
- Opens the chest and lungs
- Improves circulation
- Drains lymph fluid, clears drainage pathways
- Opens the energy flow of the body
- Dredges and clears old residue (blood and solidified lymph from injuries, surgeries, and chronic movement patterns) out of the muscle and soft tissue — “milking the tissue.”
The goal of cupping therapy
To promote health and healing by loosening soft tissue and connective tissue, scarring and adhesions, moving stagnation and increasing lymphatic flow and circulation.
Conditions that respond to cupping:
There are many medical conditions that cupping therapy can help treat, including migraines and headeaches, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Other conditions this therapy provides relief from are Sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, Fibromyalgia, and TMJ dysfunction, among many others:
- Bursitis, Tendinitis and other inflammatory conditions
- Sluggish colon, IBS
- Stagnant lymph and edema
- Poor circulation
- Insomnia and anxiety
- Poorly nourished skin and muscle tissue
- Lung inflammation and congestion
- Asthma and pneumonia
- Neuralgia and rheumatism
- Pre- and post-operative conditions
- Chronic pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Athletic stress and injury
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