WHAT IS CUPPING?
Cupping is the use of special plastic or glass cups on the skin to create suction to relieve pain, inflammation, relaxation, reduction of tight muscles, and improve blood flow. Although it may look strange, it has a soothing effect on the muscles. Causing you to feel a deep relief in areas where you carry a lot of tension.
DOES IT HURT?
Don’t let the cupping marks scare you. It doesn’t hurt at all! You may feel the initial suction on the skin. However, it is a gentle feeling.
WHAT ABOUT THE FIRE?
The fire is used to draw the oxygen out of the cup and create a suction on the skin. Fire is not applied to the skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
You know those tight muscles that you just can’t seem to relax. Cupping helps with that! Migraines, stiff neck and back, fertility, constipation, improves circulation, reduces body aches associated with cold and flu, and so much more.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CRAZY RED MARKS?
You can expect to have red-purple cupping marks anywhere from 3 days to 1 week after treatment. Typically the tighter/congested an area is, the darker the cupping mark.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CUPPING?
Yep! Stationary cupping is when a cup is applied to one location and does not move. Sliding cupping is just that cups are applied on the skin and they are moved around along the muscle or area of the body that is being worked on. These are two most common styles of cupping I practice.