Cupping therapy has been around for centuries. Ancient cupping practices are recorded in places including Egypt, Greece and China, and were used to treat disease and structural issues of the body..
How Cupping Works
Cups manually create a vacuum by pushing on the cup to eject air out and draw skin, fascia and muscle into the cup. We begin a cupping therapy session with some manual massage work face down to loosen tight and tense muscles then introduce the cups which are then used on targeted areas, such as the back, or can be full body. Cupping is deep, myofascial type therapy.
Cups can be used on the shoulders, thighs and hips; both sides of the spine and on the rib cage; and to work on adhesions and attached tissues, helpful in loosening tight muscles, increasing blood flow, which helps spur the healing of damaged tissues; and reducing inflammation.
Contraindications: Pregnancy~ Severe diseases~ Heart Disease ~Kidney Disease~Leukemia~Hemophilia~Skin disorders such as dermatosis or allergic dermatitis~Compromised immune systems.
We encourage clients to communicate while to make sure that the treatment is most effective for that client and to minimize even mild discomfort. Clients should drink water following their session in order to rehydrate their bodies. They should also take the following 24 to 48 hours to rest their bodies from working out, and avoid extreme temperatures for 24 hours following your session. The suction from cupping does stir up fluids in the body’s cells, which are then filtered by the kidneys, but that is not quite the same thing as detoxifying, which is a process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins in the body.