The Ancient Art of Cupping
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The Philosophy Behind Cupping
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures.
“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”
What is Cupping Massage
Cupping massage is a specialised massage experience using a modified, simplified version of the ancient cupping technique.
Using medical grade silicone cups which, when squeezed by hand, create a vacuum against the skin.
By providing a suction mechanism and movement to the skin the cups create a gentle, soothing effect that reaches even the deepest muscle groups, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system and move stagnant energy.
Unlike massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system.
Lymphatic Drainage Cupping Massage
Cupping can be done as lymphatic drainage to stimulate your immune system or reduce inflammation. Cupping stretches open, rather than closing the lymphatic vessels.
This action actually increases the movement of deep inflammation to the skin surface for release and drains excess fluids and toxins by OPENING lymphatic pathways.
Cupping Massage Drains excess fluid and toxins, Lifts connective tissue, increases blood flow to skin and muscles and activates stagnate Qi
Cupping is used to
relieve pain - back, neck shoulder etc
Relieve stiff muscles and improve range of movement
Balance the nervous system to alleviate stress & anxiety
Improve the feeling of fatigue by stimulating the lymphatic system (All cupping massages stimulate the lymphatic system, but if you specifically want lymphatic drainage we can adapt the massage for this purpose)
Improve the appearance of cellulite, spider veins, scars and skin condition in general
Just to name a few but there are endless benefits
In this treatment, we combine the health benefits of Cupping, Specific Massage Techniques and natural medicine.
Check out our Synergistic Skin Blends and there benefits which we use in all our Massage services
Note: Some misunderstanding around cupping causing bruising or markings
'I GET BRUISES WHEN I DO CUPPING': Cupping patients will be the first to tell you. It is not a bruise. It looks like a bruise, but it doesn't feel like a bruise. Cupping marks as we call them "Cupping Kisses" is the physical outcome of pathogens, toxins, blockages and impurities (waste products) that are an undesirable presence in the body. Not everyone will have this Cupping Kisses' effect but there is certainly a possibility.