Cupping therapy has been used for centuries across the different continents for healing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all pain in the body is believed to originate from stagnated blood. As we have injuries on the outer layer of the body, we can also have injuries on the inside of the body that we don’t see but can affect the flow of blood and lymph. If the blood isn’t flowing, neither is the Qi (energy), and pain is the result. Cupping increases blood flow and removes toxic build-up, it can have a beneficial result on stiff and aching muscles. Cupping Treatment on the spine has a massive impact on pain control and function of the internal organs by affecting the spinal nerves as both our organs and spinal nerves are inter-connected.
Cupping therapy involves the using of warm suction glass jars on an oiled body as a therapeutic massage system. The vacuum formed by the glass jars draws up the non-circulating stagnant blood, toxins and sticky fluids from deeper parts of the body, bringing them up to the surface, restoring free healthy flow to the whole body including the affected area and creating space for oxygen, living cells, blood and nutrients for a quicker recovery.
Cupping is not usually considered painful and it may leave red or dark purple circular marks on the skin for several days, giving the effect of having been hugged by an octopus! The darker the bruise, the deeper the treatment has been and it is an indication of old, stagnated blood having been shifted. It is recommended to have more fluid intake after the treatment so the toxins which have come to the surface can be drawn out of the body via lymphatic system.
This therapy is designed to treat a wide range of physical problems from pain and muscle spasms to cellulite, colds and flu, myalgic encephalopathy (ME), tiredness, fatigue, arthritis, respiratory conditions, asthma, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, tight muscles, spasms, cramp, scoliosis, musculoskeletal disorders, back/ neck/ shoulder pain, anxiety, depression and stress.