This ancient technique is very sedative to the mind and therapeutic to the body. Through several thousand years of clinical experience, the therapeutic applications of cupping have been documented. Cupping therapy has been found to affect the body up to four inches into its underlying tissues.
By using suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy facilitates lymphatic drainage, draining excess fluids, toxins, loosening adhesions, lifting connective tissue, bringing blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles and stimulating the peripheral nervous system.
Varied techniques using stationary and moving glass cups greatly enhance many massage treatments. Cupping intensifies the therapeutic aspects of current treatments and its effects are subtle, yet very powerful. Cupping therapy also provides an amazing deep tissue massage. Massage cupping can be used on broad areas of the back to break up stagnated waste and stubborn adhesions.
Cupping is not only beneficial for muscular pains, it can also be used to treat a number of conditions including general muscular tension, common colds and flu, sporting and other types of injuries, and menstrual pain.
The action on the nervous system is sedating and clients will often descend into a profound state of relaxation.
On a deeper therapeutic level, cupping is very beneficial for many other conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, chronic headache, and neuralgia.