Cupping Therapy - 30 Minute Session
Cupping therapy is an ancient healing method that uses suction to pull on your skin and increase blood flow to the affected area.
Suction from cupping draws fluid into the treated area. This suction force expands and breaks open tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under your skin. Your body replenishes the cupped areas with healthier blood flow and stimulates proper and normal healing at a cellular level. Because of this effect, some people think that cupping releases toxins.
Benefits of Cupping:
- Reduces pain and inflammation.
- Decreases muscle tightness.
- Improves blood flow.
- Increases range of motion.
Cupping is a relatively low-risk therapy. Still, you may experience:
- Muscle tension or soreness.
- Skin infections, itching
You should avoid cupping if you have:
- A pacemaker
- Bleeding disorders like hemophilia
- Blood clotting problems, like DVT or history of stroke
- Cardiovascular disease
- Skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis
- Seizures (epilepsy)
Even though cupping therapy carries a low risk of complications, it’s not for everyone. Talk to your healthcare provider before trying cupping or any other alternative medical treatment.