What is Massage Cupping Therapy?
As the name suggests, Is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. The negative pressure technique that is used, achieves a wide range of responses, ranging from extreme relaxation to therapeutic.
A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup.
The suction level can range from light to heavy, and the movements performed by the therapist can be either stimulating or sedating, depending on the needs of the client.
The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood circulation to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and releases a myriad pain causing factors.
Softens tight muscles, tones attachments, loosens adhesion and lifts connective tissue by creating suction and negative pressure.
This same suction also brings hydration and blood flow to body tissues, consequently drains excess fluids, toxins by opening lymphatic pathways (a vital part of the immune system).
Can be used on any age group and for a variety of conditions. The strength of the suction and the length of time the cups are left on will be altered though depending on the person.
May sound like an unusual treatment, but once you try it, you’ll understand why cupping is winning fans among athletes, celebrities, and all the rest of us who want to remain active and healthy.
Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Jennifer Aniston, and Victoria Beckham are all fans of cupping.
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