Cupping Therapy is the combination of massage movements and pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases pain causing factors.
The intended suction can range from light to heavy. This, along with the movements performed and areas treated by your therapist will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects. Some clients can expect to see suction marks from the placement of these suction cups, however these will diminish anywhere between three days to a week. Speak to our qualified therapist and inquire if Therapeutic Cupping is the right therapy for you.