Your Questions, Answered
What is cupping?
First of all, this therapy uses silicone cups, vacuum cups or glass cups to do the job. Cupping is a bodywork technique that employs negative pressure or suction on the soft tissues and muscles to lift and create space within your fascia and muscle fibers. It feels wonderful on your neck, back, glutes, legs and arms - essentially the entire body!
What are the benefits?
Loosens adhesions and restrictions allowing for more range of motion
Brings blood and lymph flow to stagnant areas thus decreasing your pain level
Drains excess fluids and reduces swelling; removes toxins
Engages your parasympathetic nervous system allowing your body to relax deeply
What is the origin?
This healing modality is one of the oldest forms of medical treatments dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Africans, Aztecs and more.
What are those marks?
Those marks are NOT bruises as no damage was inflicted upon the blood
vessels. These marks are the vestiges of toxins, cell waste, stagnant lymph and blood. They fade away within a few hours to two weeks. The colors range from light pink to dark red and purple.
Does it hurt?
No. Under the hands of a skilled therapist, your cupping session should feel good!