What is cupping?
Glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball or other flammable substance, which is soaked in alcohol, lit and placed inside the cup. Burning a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen, which creates a vacuum. The cup is then placed over a specific area on the patient. The vacuum created anchors the cup to the skin and draws it and underlying muscle into the cup. Several cups may be placed on a patient’s body at the same time.
Is cupping safe?
Cupping is very safe and it doesn’t hurt. As the skin under a cup is drawn up, the blood vessels at the surface of the skin expand, which may result in small, circular marks on the areas where the cups were applied. These are painless and disappear within a few days of treatment.
How can cupping help me?
The techniques used clear out metabolic by-products, help relax tired and over-worked muscles and stimulate healthy repair of the muscle, increasing blood flow to the area.
Cupping softens tight muscles, draws out metabolic by-products and helps to clear the mind.