In addition to acupuncture and herbology, cupping therapy has been part of Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years. Originally, animal horn was used for cupping, later on brass, ceramic, and bamboo cups were used. Today, we use glass, cilicone, and plastic cups in a variety of different sizes.
Cupping is used for lower back pain, sprains, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries and cold/flu symptoms including chest congestion and bronchitis.
Most commonly, it’s used for aches and pains of various types including low back and leg pain, neck and shoulder tension, and fibromyalgia. It also helps open up the chest and benefits the lungs to treat respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis, asthma, and the like. It and can even benefit menstrual problems and digestive problems including stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea.
We use various kinds of cups for different purposes.
Beauty Cupping for face and neck lift and rejuvenation. We combine it with aplication of chinese herbs infused serums for anti-aging, and chinese face massage. If applicable and desirable we combine it with advanced acupuncture techniques for rejuvenation and energy invigorating purposes.
We also provide you with a brochure of super effective Homemade Facial Recepies easy to make.
Pain Relief Cupping
Cupping is like a very deep tissue massage.. but much deeper. The suction penetrates to up 4 inches under the skin depending on the site of cupping. The practitioner applies that cup to the body and creates vacuum either manually or by applying a manual sucktion device. The cupping technique creates a vacuum effect and draws the skin up into the cup. The result is a movement of fresh blood to the area, release of toxins, acupuncture point stimulation, increased circulation of blood and lymph, relaxation of tight muscles, and reduced inflammation.
Cupping is done regularly on the back, joints, muscles and tendons through the body.
Cupping might leave noticeable marks similar to a bruise or hickey that is sometimes referred to as “cup kisses”. Although they can look alarming, they are not painful and will disappear on their own within 3-7 days. Athletes and celebrities embrace the positive effects of cupping and care less about the way it looks like.
Cellulite is deposits of toxins accumulated in fat under the skin, and it creates dimples and looks like cottage cheese or an orange texture.
Thighs and buttocks cellulite removal. Light suction helps to promotes drainage. Since cellulite is believed to have some relation to toxins, this can help to draw out these toxins and encourage healthy blood flow to the area. Heavier suction can help to loosen the dimpling or adhesions, as well as stimulate circulation.
Common Cold Cupping
Centuries old and Prescribed to drive the pathogens from the patients body. We use specific techniques to apply cups on the back to alleviate cold and flu symptoms.
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Energy Channels’ of the body. Energy Channels are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue.
There are five Energy Channels on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is the best way of opening those Channels.
Is Cupping Safe
Yes. In case of severe muscle spasm release you might get a discoloration that looks like circular bruising after cupping is done. This discoloration typically clears up in less than a week. This discoloration indicates stagnation and heat toxins that were pulled from the deep tissue out to the skin level in order to dissipate. So it is a good thing!
Does Cupping Hurt
It has a feeling of a deep tissue massage combined with the sensation of pulling the skin up. Some people love the stronger sensations, some – gentler. We always start gentle and increase the strength gradually to your comfort level.
What to do after Cupping
Drink lots of water to help toxins eliminate from the body. For the first day keep the cupped area covered.