Cupping is a traditional treatment that alleviates chronic muscle tightness and pain faster than massage therapy alone.
The benefits of cupping are being discovered by Olympic athletes as well as pregnant pop stars. Perhaps you've even seen people with red circles on their backs and shoulders at the gym or swimming pool. People increasingly request cupping to relieve chronic muscle pain. Do you know that cupping can be used to treat many other conditions as well?
Cupping increases circulation
In the area where the cups are placed, the suction from the cups increases circulation. Increased blood flow can relieve muscle tension and promote cell regeneration in that area. Additionally, cupping increases circulation, which reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Cupping encourages tissues to release toxins
your body does have organs that remove toxins. Modern lifestyles however overload your body with toxins. Cupping helps your body release these toxins. By flushing out toxins through your lymphatic system, focused blood flow helps your body. (Your lymphatic system removes waste and toxins from your body.)
Cupping reduces anxiety
Your parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when the therapist glides the cups over your skin. As a result, you will experience deep relaxation throughout your body. (Your parasympathetic nervous system slows your heart rate, assists digestion, and increases your intestinal and glandular activity.)
Cupping can reduce stretch marks and scars
By removing toxins, restoring lymphatic circulation, and removing excess fluid (edema), increased blood flow can help reduce the appearance of scarring. There has been research showing that cups can treat stretch marks and scars even in areas far from the area where the cups are applied.
Cupping can improve varicose veins and spider veins
Generally, varicose veins look like bulging, blue veins under the skin, usually on the legs and feet. Vein stenoses are caused by faulty valves inside the vein-the valves do not effectively push blood from the muscle back to the heart, so the blood congests and the veins twist and bulge. By bringing fresh blood flow and oxygen back to the affected area, cupping helps. During your first session, you'll notice your varicose veins look lighter, though lasting results will require a series of cupping sessions. In Resolution Health, we utilize only dry cupping for the treatment of varicose veins. Only dry cupping is recommended for treating varicose veins.
Cupping can clear congestion and help treat asthma
Cupping can help relieve congestion in the lungs caused by a cold, bronchitis, or Congestion can be expelled by suction.on. Oxygenated blood and lymph are transported to your lungs and respiratory muscles. Most often, cups are placed on your back, but they can also be placed on your chest. You may be asked to leave the cups in place, or your therapist may gently move them upward to facilitate the flow of lymph fluid. You can also use facial cupping to clear your sinuses.
Cupping can clear colon blockages and aid digestion
As the parasympathetic nervous system is engaged, the digestive tract receives more blood flow. In addition to stimulating the insides of your digestive system with gentle cupping, it also relieves pain. It helps with peristalsis (contractions that push food throughout your digestive tract), clears colon blockages, encourages blood to flow through your organs, and soothes indigestion.
Wondering if cupping could work for you?
Cupping can be done as a stand-alone session or as part of a therapeutic massage.
As cupping benefits multiply over time, consider a monthly membership for added convenience and savings while you benefit from regular massages, cupping, infrared saunas, and acupuncture sessions.