Cupping is an ancient method of alleviating local congestion and stagnation of blood flow. It is favoured by millions of people throughout the world because it is a safe, comfortable and effective treatment for many health disorders.
Massage cupping can help alleviate pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion andspeed up healing processes. By creating negative pressure above the surface of the tissues, we decrease the pressure on the tissues themselves, allowing the tissue to be lifted upwards, thus changing the pressure on tissue structures such as nerves, capillaries and muscle fascia.
How does it work?
A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin by means of heat and suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue . There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon
blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe and can be easily learned and incorporated into your family health
practices. Traditional practice and experience recognises the ability of cupping to move vital energy and correct internal imbalances, as well as to clear the effects of external injury and climatic influences such as wind and cold. Both medically trained and household practitioners in most parts of the world have practised this therapeutic method for thousands of years.