How Can Cupping Therapy Benefit You ?
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping is a safe, traditional treatment that helps resolve chronic muscle tightness and pain faster than massage therapy alone.
Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.
Dynamic cupping, is a combination of massage movements, joint movements and the negative pressure created by proper use of the cups. The cup is moved by weak suction along the area of muscle that needs a massage.
In my clinical practice, I encounter a number of different problems in the muscles and other soft-tissues with my patients. In order to address these problems effectively and quickly, I use a number of different treatment techniques that target these specific issues. Cupping Therapy is one of those treatment techniques. It is a form of treatment that includes applying specific cups on the patient’s skin to create a suction on the skin and the tissues underlying the skin. These special cups can be used in two ways – through stagnant cupping, where the cups are left in place, or through running cupping, where the cups are slide around the tissues in physiologically guided patterns.
Wondering if cupping could work for you?
Give us a call or ask your therapist during your next massage session. Our therapists have been trained and certified in safe and effective cupping techniques.