Cupping Therapy is the application of cups being applied to the surface of the skin with suction that mimics the hand movements of some soft tissue therapy techniques.
The suction between the cup and the skin causes the skin to lift slightly from the muscles. This allows impurities and cellular waste products in the muscles and fascia (connective tissue) to be drawn towards the surface and expelled through the skin’s pores. It can help desensitize an area so that a deeper remedial treatment may be applied.
We also provide functional cupping. This is the application of the cups to an area followed by gentle movements and stretches.
Cupping therapy is known to leave marks the shape of the cup on the skin, these are not bruises and do not hurt and can last on the skin from 1 to 10 days.
Cupping Therapy is recommended for all conditions for which a patient would seek soft tissue therapy.