What is Cupping?
Cupping, another branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, uses small glass cups to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and calm the nervous system. It can also be used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, and migraines.
Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed. This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve.
After the cups are removed small circular marks that have the appearance of bruises may be present. These are not bruises and are not painful to the touch. In Chinese medicine it is believed that the dark color reflects areas where blockages are present. Over time and with regular treatment, these dark areas will no longer surface.
We offer cupping as a stand alone treatment or in combination with your massage.