Cupping is an ancient medicinal modality that is now used in contemporary physical treatment by Traditional Chinese Medicine, Myotherapy, Remedial Massage and other body workers.
It assists healing by increasing the blood flow to the area where the suction cup has been applied.
It helps to stretch the muscle and connective tissue, Fascia, away from the skeleton.
Cupping is not as painful as it seems and while the discolouration left after some cupping looks like a deep bruise, most patients quickly forget they’ve had the treatment and the discolouration fades.
As a Remedial Massage Therapist, I use cupping in my treatments after some initial warm-up massage has been performed. applying the suction cup to the area that needs a bit more treatment than massage. After cupping I do a little bit more massage so as to help the circulation and blood flow flush out the toxins that have been released into the body form the cupping treatment.
Sometimes you may feel a little light headed after a treatment – that is to be expected. Make sure you take your time getting up after being head down on the treatment table and drink plenty of water after your treatment, especially when you get back to work or home. Water will help flush out the toxins from your body too.
If you are interested in a cupping treatment, please book a Remedial Massage consultation with Ainslie Bryce.
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