What is Cupping?
Cupping Therapy works by lifting the body’s connective tissue, loosening adhsesions and restoring blood flow to areas of the body that have been restricted. It is an excellent treatment for stress, fatigue, aches and pain.
Cupping therapy is to improve circulation and stimulate the peripheral nervous system. According to its Traditional Chinese origins, it acts by drawing out the cold, wind and damp from the body, in order to rebalance Yin Yang and Qi energy. Cupping treatments can be used to draw out toxins and to treat back and muscle pain, hypertension, pneumonia, arthritis, mentrual cramps and the common cold.
As a complimentary method to acupuncture, cupping can be used to treat very tight muscles, by enhancing the body’s ability to drain toxins and inflammatory substances, stimulate the nerves and allowing fresh blood flow to various muscles. Many people who receive cupping treatments say that it feels like one of the deepest massages they’ve had, but one that takes only 5 – 10 minutes.