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WHAT IS CUPPING?
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique with the purpose to promote health and healing by loosening muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and adhesions and by increasing circulation to the affected area. This therapy utilizes SILICONE, GLASS OR PLASTIC CUPS and a vacuum pistol or suction machine to create suction on the body surface. The cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or may be stationary for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release.
COMMON USES FOR CUPPING THERAPY
Muscular tension, spasm, pain
Digestive System: diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, vomiting
Respiratory System: common cold, cough, asthma
Enhancing skin tone and firmness
WILL I BRUISE?
Cupping causes a separation between your skin and the underlying tissues, allowing increased blood flow to that area. The bruise is not caused by any trauma to your skin, there will be NO RESIDUAL PAIN, however, a MARK (bruise) can remain.
The colouring of the bruise depends on the level of cellular waste in your tissue. The marks generally last 2-7 days.