Contemporary Cupping technique... The Application of suction to the body
This remarkable therapy employs negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in the wide array of bodywork techniques. Suction cup therapy is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it's safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders.
The value and efficacy of this therapy has been documented through several thousand years of historical, clinical and subjective research. Now, with the influence and growing popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other influential healing methodologies, Cupping has re-emerged in the Western Holistic Community as a subtle, remarkably effective healing therapy.
By creating suction and negative pressure, it releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Myofascial release is direct, and correct application addresses a myriad of debilitation and stubborn conditions. Restructuring of the myofascial bands are possible with cumulative treatments.
Another benefit of Negative Pressure Massage is that it really feels great. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. Clients often remark how relaxed, warm and light they feel hours, sometimes even days after the treatment.
Cupping pulls stagnation out of tissues and brings it to skin level. The pores expand discharging some of these wastes and toxins, the rest is then more accessible to the body's circulatory and lymphatic systems where it can be properly flushed out. In addition, cupping brings fresh, revitalized blood to stagnant area. There is a positive effect to the skin, muscles, circulatory system, nervous system, digestive system and the joints. Cupping is also great for post-surgical therapy, preventing, or breaking down scar tissue.