What is Cupping?
Cupping therapy is actually an ancient form of medicine originating in China that involves a therapist applying suction to certain parts of the body using silicone “cups.”
The idea is to produce a vacuum effect that loosens tight muscles and improves blood flow through the body, particularly in the areas to which the silicone cups are applied. Cupping gets fluids that have been stagnant in the body moving, which has numerous benefits.
What are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy?
1. Pain and Inflammation Relief
Cupping therapy has been proven to reduce back pain, making it a great option to naturally relieve aches and inflammation.
Much like massage therapy itself, cupping is a deeply relaxing process. As the blood flow through your body increases, you may notice a warming sensation as your stress melts away.
3. Tight, Healthy Skin
Cupping has incredible effects on the body’s skin. Scars, stretch marks, cellulite and uneven skin tones have all been reported to diminish with the help of regular cupping therapy.
4. Improved Circulation
The main purpose of cupping is to stimulate circulation. Having a healthy level of circulation is great for cell growth, blood pressure and immune system.
5. Works Alongside Massage
Your muscles are loosened and pliable from cupping. Cupping starts relieving the tension you carry in your body and massage therapy does the rest.
Does it Hurt?
I check in with you to ensure pressure from the cups stays within your body’s tolerance.
After taking a few minutes to get used to it, most people report that cupping feels like a massage. If you’ve ever received a massage, you know that if I hit a particularly tense area, you might feel a slight “good” pain, like the kind you feel during a deep tissue massage.
Doesn’t it Leave Bruises?
No. Some (but not all) people have red circles on their skin after cupping, but they’re not actually bruises.
Deep Tissue Cupping is a very popular treatment because of its effectiveness.
Get in touch to book your appointment. Maynooth, Co. Kildare & Ballivor, Co. Meath.
Emily Chandler (087) 6234476.