WHAT IS CUPPING?
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique with the purpose to promote health and healing by loosening soft tissue and connective tissue, scarring and increasing circulation. This therapy utilizes SILICONE, GLASS OR PLASTIC CUPS and a vacuum pistol to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or may be parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release.
COMMON USES FOR CUPPING THERAPY
Muscle Tightness: tension and pain (loosens knots and deep tissue blockages)
Digestive System: diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, vomiting
Respiratory System: common cold, cough, asthma
Gynecological Issues: absent periods, irregular periods, infertility
Lymph Drainage: helps to drain and clear lymph nodes
Boosts Skin Health: tones and firms skin
WHAT'S UP WITH THE BRUISING?
Cupping causes a separation between your skin and muscles, allowing increased blood flow to that area and brings your bodies toxins to the surface to be excreted. 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 toxins in your body. It will be a darker colour if there is a high level of toxins in your body and generally after repeated sessions the colour does fade. The marks usually last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
The practitioner will help massage the area after treatment to assist with the healing. It is important to drink plenty of water after your session to help flush out the excess toxins.
WHICH LENGTH OF SESSION SHOULD YOU BOOK?
Length of Time Body Area(s) Treated Example of Area(s) Cupped
30 mins 1 Area Back
45 mins 2 to 3 Areas Back and Shoulders
60 mins 3 or more Areas Back, shoulders and Arms
For pregnant clients: ensure practitioner avoids abdomen and lower back and does not apply strong suction
For clients with computer implants: (i.e., pacemaker, insulin pump) avoid magnetic cups