Cupping (a form of
Oriental Medicine) has been practiced for thousands of years for the treatment of disease and pain.
A favorite use of the massage cupping is on the broad
area of the back.
This method is very sedating and often puts clients into
state of relaxation.
There is an
increased local blood supply that brings nourishment to the muscles
and skin and allows for toxins to be carried away via the veins.
What cupping does:
stimulate flow of blood, lymph and Qi to the affected
area. Its uses include relieving pain in the muscles, especially back pain from stiffness or injury, and clearing congestion
in the chest, which can occur with colds and flu.
rid of toxins via the skin
increases energy level
greatly improves the immunes system AND
excellent for colds and flu's and more..
AND Feels Great
Cupping can be combined with any of the other treatments depending on what
you prefer and what your body requires.
refers to an ancient art in which cups are applied to the acupuncture points/skin and the pressure inside the cup is
reduced. This is accomplished through one of two methods, igniting a small swab dipped in alcohol under the cup, then quickly
removing it, while simultaneously placing the cup on the area of skin to be treated. The second, and more practical method,
is to use a suction system which is attached to cup prior to placing the cup on the skin. Once the cupPatient with cups in
place is in place, a pump is activated drawing out the air. In either technique the goal is to draw the skin and superficial
muscle layer and hold it within the cup. In some cases the cup may be moved while the suction is applied causing a regional
pulling of the skin and muscle. This is accomplished by the addition of a lubricating agent such as massage oil and is often
referred to "gliding cupping." The result is a reddened area which subsides following treatment. Some bruising can occur.
Cups are usually left in place for 5 to 15 minutes. Cupping is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, lung
conditions such as chronic cough and bronchitis, paralysis, and pain. It can also be used for many other disorders. Contraindications
to cupping includes inflammation of the skin, high fever, cramping, bleeding disorders, open wounds, phlebitis, application
over the low back or abdomen during pregnancy, or unexplained lesions.