Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment which has been practiced for thousands of years. It stimulates the flow of Qi and blood, relaxes muscles and creates relaxation within the nervous system.
In recent years, cupping has made it into the media on the backs of celebrities, such as Kate Moss, Katy Perry with raves about its amazing results. Athletes such as Grant Hackett, Brett Hawke and other Australian Olympic swimming team members have been seen around the swimming pool spotting similar red welts.
Cupping is used on its own, as a 30 minute treatment or in combination with Acupuncture or Chinese herbs.
Some of the benefits of Cupping
- Promotes blood circulation
- Relieves pain
- Eliminates toxins
- Activates the lymphatic system
- Clears blockages
- Stimulates the digestive system
- No side effects
Some of the common health problems Cupping can treat
- Back pain
- Muscular pain
- Colds and flu
- Gynecological disorders
- Digestive disorders
How Cupping works
A naked flame is used on the inside of the glass cups to create a vacuum with a suction effect. The warm cups are quickly placed on the skin and left in place for approximately 10-15 minutes.
The skin will feel tight during the treatment but Cupping is not painful.
The reddening of the skin (Cupping marks) after the treatment is an indication that circulation has been brought to the surface to nourish the muscles and to allow toxins to be released through the skin. These marks are usually painless and will clear within 3 to 7 days.
Clients typically find instant relief from aching muscles and feel a better sense of wellbeing after the treatment.
Cupping is known to activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, release toxins and is very effective for deep tissue repair. The use of Cupping in TCM is much broader than just releasing muscle pain. Cupping can also be used to treat much deeper internal health problems.