We offer cupping massages which can reach muscles at a much deeper level than a hand massage.
What Is Cupping MassageTherapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate the flow of energy that is circulated in our body and the world in which we live. If this vital energy also called Qi is disturbed, the body might face imbalances and blockages. Most importantly, it treats a lot of health problems and people get it done for relaxation, pain, blood flow, deep tissue massage etc. In this, the therapist uses cups that are placed on the skin to create suction. Glass, silicon, earthenware, and bamboo are the materials used for glass. Cupping therapy dates back to Chinese culture but it is new and trendy these days.
What Does Cupping Therapy Do?
The cupping therapy helps the local circulation of the blood that is to be treated. This way, the tension, pain, and swelling slowly diminish over time. The impurities are drawn towards the surface and toxins are removed. The blood flow to the surface is stimulated by loosening of the fascia or connective tissue according to western physiology. The cell to cell communication is enhanced and tissue relaxation is also stimulated. Through an ultrasound camera, cell to cell level changes has also been observed by U.S. physiologist Helene Langevin who is also an acupuncturist. She demonstrated that inflammatory cytokines, markers of inflammation are reduced by techniques’ like cupping and it promotes the relaxation and healing with the help of cytokines.
How Often Should I Go For It?
Usually, the therapist will make the person wait till the marks go away if the red marks are severe other than that, it can be done twice a week. Patients that deal with stress, anxiety and tension often visit the place for weekly sessions while the rest coming for skin and lung issues visit it less often comparatively.
Can I get it done?
Cupping is safe and anyone can go for it if he wants to treat health problems or for relaxation. However, it is important that you go to a licensed one who is a Master degree graduate so that everything will be handled professionally. Once the treatment is done, noticeable effects will be seen in no time.
What Does The Research Tell Us?
Researchers studying on cupping say that it’s great for pain management, acne and herpes zoster. Moreover, a report in PLoS One in which Australian and Chinese researchers concluded after reviewing 135 studies that it can be a source of treatment for cervical spondolysis, facial paralysis, acne, and herpes.
Does It Have Side Effects?
Getting it done by a health professional is important. Cupping is extremely safe, however; where the cups are placed, the patient might have a mild discomfort, skin infection, burns or bruises in sensitive conditions but it is just temporary. The effects of cupping can last up to 3 days to a week. Dark coloration signifies that the body has been treated with a lot of toxins.