Manual Cupping Therapy
Current cupping/vacuum therapies are a modern use of an ancient tool, it possess the benefits of traditional use, along with incredible and new applications. This modality utilizes glass or plastic cups and a vacuum pistol, bulb or machine to create suction on the body surface. These cups, in a variety of ways (including gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques), are moved over the skin while gently pulling up on the cup, and can be parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. This suction can reach deep into the soft tissue or can work superficially to pull inflammation and toxins toward the surface so that the skin and lymphatic system can eliminate them. Scar tissues often release quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.
One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the separation in adhesions that cupping produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue. It is becoming evident that separation of fused, congested soft tissue and increase in tissue function can be a catalyst for change in many current health conditions.
Cupping Therapy is a great treatment plan that helps relieve a diverse range of conditions:
Asthma and Pneumonia
Skin Toning and Firming
High/Low blood pressure
Insomnia and Anxiety
Tight, Contracted Muscle Tissue
Scars and Adhesions
Sluggish Colon and IBS
Stagnant Lymph and Edema