Cupping therapy can be used to move stagnation, relieve inflammation, and drain/move fluids. The action is similar to the action of fomentations/hot compresses. The mechanism is to draw blood from the arteries to the capillaries. The blood then returns via the veins to be cleansed or disposed of. Cupping is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out but does not add to it.
Massage Cupping is also used to lift and stretch soft tissue (muscle, fascia/connective, attachments), separate fused tissue layers (i.e. ITB and TFL), release and soften scar tissue, open body drainage systems to aid in decongesting “solid bloat” and increase hydration of tissues. Bones also respond well to treatment.
Therapeutic Effects of Massage Cupping
Conditions Benefiting From Massage Cupping
Cupping has been used extensively for asthma and pneumonia. The respiratory system and phlegm respond very well to Massage Cupping therapy and this can ease labored breathing. The effect on the nervous system is sedating and is widely used for high blood pressure conditions, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, chronic headache, neuralgia and rheumatism. Pain relief is quick, and long-term injuries and restrictions can release in one or a few treatments. Scar tissue softens quickly. Lymph drainage using Massage Cupping can greatly benefit pre- and post-operative conditions and may assist in the healing process. The same drainage, breakdown of stagnation and adhesions will assist in contouring the body and improving the appearance of cellulite.
Massage Cupping therapy is a pleasant and gentle, non-invasive technique that achieves powerful results in:
· Cellulite Reduction
· Pain Reduction
· Joint Mobilization
· Lymph Drainage
· Scar Reduction
· Pre- and Post-Operative Therapy to
· Releasing Tight, Contacted Muscle Tissue
· Contouring the Face & Body
· Assisting with Weight Loss Programs
· Athletic Performance Enhancement
· Detoxification – Movement of Stagnation
· Skin Toning and Firming
Conditions that respond to Massage Cupping therapy:
· Poor Circulation
· Insomnia & Anxiety
· Asthma & Pneumonia
· TMJ Dysfunction
· Parkinson’s Disease
· Chronic Pain
· Lung Inflammation & Congestion
· Migraine, Tension Headaches, & Sinusitis
· High Blood Pressure / Low Blood Pressure
· Sluggish Colon & IBS
· Posture – Rounded Shoulder, Pelvic tilt
· Pre- & Post-Operative Conditions
· Athletic Stress & Injury
· Bursitis, Tendonitis, & Plantar Fasciitis
· Scars & Adhesions
· Spider Veins & Varicosities
· Muscular Aches
Massage Cupping continues to evolve as new equipment is located and creative applications are discovered. The techniques relieve inflammation, sedate the nervous system, move stagnant lymph and blood, hydrate and nourish tissue, shift tissue PH, and can be used on acute and chronic conditions for all ages!
Make sure you go to a certified cupping practitioner. For one located in Toronto/Mississauga click here.
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