Cup therapy is an ancient alternative medicine practice in which a trained therapist puts cups on the skin to create a suction effect. It is also called Suction Cup Treatment or Cup Treatment.
The purpose of cup treatment varies from pain relief to inflammation and relaxation. A holistic massage therapy penetrates deep into the layers of tissues to promote healing. A wellness trend lived through ages and remains one of the finest therapies for overall healing.
History of Suction Cup Treatment
Although cup therapy is trending today, it dates back to the ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures. The uses of this therapy are elaborately mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world.
Types of Cupping
There are two distinct methods of cupping – Wet and Dry
During both these types of cup therapy, a therapist puts a cup on your skin and this creates suction. No fire is used during this technique The air inside the cup cools and creates a vacuum. As a result, the skin rises and reddens as blood vessels start expanding.
The cup is left as it is for up to 3-7 minutes.
What is Cupping used for?
Generally, cup treatment is used for treating chronic pains such as headaches and back pain. It helps in getting rid of the musculoskeletal pain that manifests because of chronic stress. Now, chronic stress manifests in the way you carry yourself. Muscles are tensed when we are under stress, especially when we hunch over the computer for long hours. As a result, physical pain is evident. Cupping helps reduce muscle tension and pain.
Some proponents advocate that suction cup therapy is also effective for detoxification. However, here detoxification means that it relieves inflammation and swelling in that particular painful area.
At Florida Cupping, we advise cupping massage therapy to patients with
• Rheumatic diseases like fibromyalgia and arthritis
• Possible role in Fertility disorders
• Skin problems like acne and eczema
• Migraine headaches
• High blood pressure
• Depression and anxiety
• Stress relief
• Bronchial congestion due to asthma or allergies
• Varicose veins
What To Expect During The Session?
Cup treatment is generally safe and painless. Trained healthcare professionals and therapists carry out this procedure. However, you can have
• Mild discomfort
• Skin Rashes