Cupping therapy employs negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques.
There are many methods of cupping and it has been used in many different cultures dating back some 3500 years ago.
Cupping is not painful and can achieve some of the same results as a deep tissue massage in a faster process.
By creating suction and negative pressure, this therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions and scar tissue and brings blood flow to muscles. There is no form of lymphatic drainage and stimulation that can even approach the efficiency and speed that cupping can achieve. It is amazing work for the health of our immune system and inflammation deeply rooted within the body.
Receiving Cupping can feel deeply pleasurable or mildly uncomfortable, depending on the individual. People often report that the experience stays with them longer than most body work treatments and the speed in which cupping changes the tissue is truly amazing. The most common and unfortunate misconception concerning Cupping is the misinterpretation of the marks sometimes resulting from the treatment.
The vacuum formed by Cupping draws up old non circulating blood and brings it to the surface away from the injury, so healthy free circulation can be restored to the affected area thus making space for oxygen, living cells, and nutrients for faster recovery. The discoloration fades from a few hours up to a week, depending on the amount of stagnation. The length of time it takes for it to fade indicates the severity and toxicity of a client's condition. As treatments accumulate, marks will occur less and less. This is a direct result of stagnation, debris and toxins being expelled from the body.