What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a traditional, time-honored practice that utilizes the techniques of negative pressure rather than tissue compression. It has been used for many years to alleviate discomfort in musculoskeletal, dermal, digestive, and psychological conditions.
Cupping is a safe and non-invasive modality that uses suction cups to create decompression, rather than tissue compression. This decompression helps relieve aching muscles and joint stiffness, reduce inflammation and provide relief for many acute and chronic conditions. While some people find cupping to be a unique experience, others find it to be very enjoyable and quite relaxing.
Cupping can be beneficial in alleviating the following:
- Pain – Caused by migraines and repetitive muscle use
- Stress – As blood flow increases, you can experience a sense of relief and relaxation
- Injuries – Brings healthy blood flow to the injured tissues to aid in the healing process, while also drawing toxins away from the area
- Respiratory Issues – Using suction cups on the chest can increase blood flow and drain lymphatic fluid