Cupping is a form of alternative natural healing treatment that has been around for many centuries and has resurfaced within the past few years and gained a lot of popularity. As a massage therapist,within our scope of practice, we use plastic suction cups directly on the skin. This can be done in a stationary location or with lotion or oil to provide a gliding motion. Cupping promotes circulation, increases range of motion as it aids to decrease adhesions and scat tissue. It increases the flow of lymphatics and helps move the toxins. Cupping can help with the breakdown of cellulite and the increased fascia restrictions. There is several benefits of Cupping. However, cupping is not for everyone. Pregnancy, blood or heart problems are just a few cases where cupping should be avoided. With cupping there is side effects of red spots (hicky like) from the suction cups. This may look like bruising but it is just increased blood flow to the area. Some tenderness may occur both during and after the treatment. This is normal. During treatment it is releasing fascia restrictions that may cause pain and tenderness.
Cupping is usually done within a massage therapy treatment.... ask your therapist to add this to your massage treatment. $5 extra charge