Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine, which aids in pain management, inflammation, blood flow, overall well-being and relaxation. This treatment is performed by a massage therapist and consists of putting special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. These cups can be made of glass, bamboo, earthenware and silicone.
A combustible substance such as rubbing alcohol is placed inside the cup to initiate a flame. As the fire dies down the cup is place upside down on your skin. The cool air inside the cup creates a vacuum that causes your skin to rise into the cup. This reddens and expands your blood vessels. The cups remain on your skin for approximately three minutes.
Treatment & Results
You may experience some soreness for 48 hours post-treatment. However, you will immediately be able to return to everyday activities after your cupping treatment.
Although there are no pre-treatment instructions, it is critical to increase your fluid intake to flush out toxins. Your massage therapist may also recommend that you take an Epsom salt bath to ease with the soreness.
Ready to try an alternative way to well-being and calmness? Call and schedule your cupping appointment today!