Cupping

Within our patient-focused approach we help you effectively incorporate cupping therapy into your treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome to maximize relief.

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body.

 

Cupping brings fresh blood to the area, helping to improve circulation, relax muscle tension and spasms and free intracellular waste and debris. 

 

Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In more recent times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

 

Cupping relieves muscle tension, chronic and acute aches and pains and can aid in shortening the recovery time from an injury or rigorous activity or training and repetitive use. 

With cupping’s popularity rising into mainstream therapeutic settings (Thank you Michael Phelps!) it is more than just another method of manual muscle release.

 

Cupping can offers benefits to the body's fluid dynamics, neurological effects and mobility because of the decompression and fluid movement it provides.

 

Cupping not only directly affects the local tissue being treated but also creates the potential for a systemic response by way of stimulating the blood, fluid and lymph flow to illicit an integrated neurological response.

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