Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine to help improve circulation and reduce and relieve muscle pain/tension and spasms. We use plastic or silicone cups placed on the skin and pump out the air, which lifts the skin into the cup. Cupping therapy is used as an adjunct to other therapeutic techniques in order to help patients recover from their aches/pains/injuries.
The cups can either be left stationary along certain points or glided along the muscles. The therapist will determine the best approach based on your tolerance. Redness of the skin can occur (and in some cases mild to moderate bruising) which is a normal effect from cupping.
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