This remarkable therapy utilizes negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques. Suction cup therapy is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it’s safe, comfortable and remarkable effective.
Why Cupping Is So Effective In Bodywork?
By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy lifts connective tissue, releases rigid tissue and loosens adhesions.
Cupping pulls stagnation, waste, and toxins to the skin level where it can be easily flushed out by the lymphatic and circulatory system.
Cupping techniques bring blood flow and nutrition to stagnant areas. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing deep relaxation throughout the entire body. Cupping promotes deeper absorption of therapeutic essential oils used in your massage session.
The speed with which cupping effects change in the tissue is truly amazing, and many people report that the results stay with them longer than other techniques.
What are the marks that can occur from cupping?
They aren’t bruises. The circular marks are a result of microtrauma to capillaries. These small traumas stimulate the body to repair the damaged cells and make stronger capillaries. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, they are metabolic waste, toxins, and other stagnant material that have been freed from the underlying tissue and brought to the surface where they can more easily be flushed away. These marks can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks and are not tender to the touch. As treatments continue, the marks will occur less and less as a result of stagnation and toxicity being expelled from the body.