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What is cupping?
Cupping is an ancient healing practice that relies on the technique of creating negative pressure, or suction, on the skin. Cupping increases blood circulation to the skin, muscle, and connective tissues, helping to reduce tension and inflammation for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Why is cupping beneficial?
Cupping combined with massage integrates the best of both worlds: the suction created by the cups and the tissue compression of a massage. During your session, a therapist will position cups over specific treatment areas, producing a vacuum effect that helps improve overall circulation. Cupping can release the tissue more quickly and effectively, allowing the therapist to spend more time working on other areas of the body.
What are the cups made of?
We utilize high-grade silicone cups for their ease of use for both static (stationary) and dynamic (movement) cupping. Because they are flexible, the therapist is able to easily control the degree of suction on your skin at all times.
Will cupping bruise me?
Cupping does not create bruising. In some cases, you may notice marks on your skin left by the increased blood flow to those areas. These may last up to a week or so, and may go away more quickly. It is largely dependent on the amount of stagnation in your body.
Cupping is a healing and rejuvenating therapy best experienced first-hand. Try something different and add this ancient practice to your next massage. Let our therapists employ additional tools to make you feel better. Give us a call or ask your therapist during your next massage session. Our therapists have been trained in safe and effective cupping techniques.
Cupping is contraindicated for cancer patients and those with organ failure. It cannot be used on open wounds, varicose veins, sunburned skin, or severe acne. Please obtain doctor approval if you are taking blood thinners, or are pregnant.
Extra caution should also be taken for the following groups: