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Cupping Techniques

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The Benefits of Cupping and How it Works

cupping techniqueCupping treatments use negative pressure in order to treat tightness in the fascia (soft tissues) and improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. During the treatment, specially designed cups are placed on the skin and a vacuum is created by suctioning out the air. From this suction the underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup, which tugs on the tightest muscles, stretching the fascia. The vacuum lifts the connective tissue off the muscle or bone and breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to skin and muscles.

Cupping may be used to treat:

• back and neck pain
• stiff muscles
• migraine
• repetitive strains
• toxicity
• anxiety
• fatigue
• cold and allergies
• digestive issues
• cellulite
• and many other issues

Combining cupping therapy with massage is highly recommended for optimal results as cupping loosens the affected area in order to receive the maximum amount blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients from the massage.

The marks left behind after cupping are not bruises, they are from the toxins that come to the surface during the treatment. The worse the toxicity in a certain area, or the older an injury, the longer the marks will be apparent. Depending on the skin type and other conditions, these marks could last from a few hours up to two weeks to disappear completely.

Warning: Pregnant women and people with medical conditions should consult family doctors before therapy. 




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