Benefits of Cupping Massage Therapy

  • Deep tissue work and release without discomfort
  • Moves stagnation and drains fluids
  • Relieves Inflammation
  • Nervous System Sedation
  • Breaks Up and Expels Congestion
  • Stretches Muscle and Connective Tissues
  • Loosens Adhesions
  • Pulls blood supply to the Skin

Massage Cupping Therapy Can Help the following Conditions

  • Colds & Respiratory Infections
  • Headaches
  • Abscesses
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatism
  • High blood pressure
  • Bronchial asthma & congestion
  • Kidney disorders (including frequent/urgent urination)
  • Stomachache
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Anxiety & insomnia
  • Post-injury trauma
  • Post-surgery adhesions
  • Cellulite
  • Musculo-skeletal problems: pain, spasms, cramps, tightness, numbness, stiffness of the back and neck
  • Menopausal discomforts
  • Activates the skin, clears stretch marks and wrinkles and improves varicose veins

Cupping Massage Therapy

For thousands of years the Chinese have used therapeutic cupping for asthma, fever, congestion and chronic or acute pain. Due to its ability to drain toxins and regulate the skin and muscles, massage cupping can be transformative to your overall health.

Massage Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure (suction) with the use of a cup on the skin.   The cup is positioned at the area to be treated and a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The suction can range from light to heavy. This, along with the massage movements performed the areas treated will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects.  The suction effect increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically, relaxes muscle tissue, draws stagnation, and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.

Cupping Massage Therapy really feels great. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body.  Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours… sometimes even days afterwards.

Contraindications For Cupping

Cupping Massage Therapy is contraindicated in cases of severe diseases, i.e. cardiac failure, renal failure, ascites due to hepato-cirrhosis and severe edema, as well as hemorrhagic diseases such as allergic pupura, hemophilia and leukemia, and clients with dermatosis, destruction of skin, or allergic dermatitis. Cupping should not be applied on the portion where hernia exists or has occurred in the past. For pregnant women, the lower abdomen, medial leg and lumbosacral region should be avoided.