What it is

Cupping therapy is a massage technique that can be dated back to 3000BC, and since then has been used as an official method for short-term pain relief and for increased movement and blood flow.

Cups ranging from one to three inches in diameter are used.

How does it work?

Cupping therapy is one of the oldest and most effective method of releasing the toxins from body tissue and organs. Used as an official method for short-term pain relief and for increased movement and blood flow. The therapist puts special cups on the skin to create suction on tight and/or sore area of the body. This causes the tissue beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell causing increase in blood flow to affected area in order to draw impurities and toxins away from the nearby tissues and organs towards the surface for elimination.

I personally prefer Sliding cupping, where massage oils are applied, cups are attached to the body and then slide across an area as a form of deep tissue massage to create space in the connective tissue and the skin.

Cupping therapy is indicated for both healthy patients (anti ageing treatment, rejuvenation purpose) and those suffering from ailments. Localized ailments that benefit from cupping therapy include headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, and knee pain. Improved metabolism in skin tissue, better functioning of sebaceous and sweat glands, improved healing and improved skin resistance.

Stimulates and increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Enhances secretion of synovial fluid on joints. Increased peristalsis and secretion of digestive fluids, better digestion and excretion.