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Cupping is a traditional Chinese therapy used to treat illnesses and imbalances for over 2,500 years. Originally, the “cups” were made from animal horns, and practitioners used their own lips to create suction. Today's cupping technique is performed where the practitioner creates suction in a cup (through fire), applies the cup to the client's body. In response to the suction, blood rushes to the area that is "sucked" up in the cup.
Fire cupping’s most potent impact by far is its tried-and-true ability to optimize circulation. Increased blood flow
to all areas of your body provides a number of important health improvements, from cell growth and organ function to the appearance of your skin.
During a cupping session, the therapist soaks a cotton ball in alcohol and lights it on fire inside a glass cup. The flame is removed. The cup is then quickly placed on the client's skin creating a vacuum that draws up the skin tissue. Once the skin seals the hot air in the vessel, the air inside begins to cool, causing the skin to contract. Usually, a number of suctioning cups are applied to the patient’s skin for several minutes and then removed.
While cupping is not considered painful, it may leave round red marks on the skin for a day or more. One way to think of cupping is to compare it to a massage, but in reverse: the cups pull your muscles up, rather than pushing them down. It is effective at stretching tight fascia and muscles. The cupping process draws blood from your vessels and into your tissue. Your body thinks it’s been injured, so it jump starts an inflammatory response, mobilizing antibodies to the area to try to heal it. This may be why cupping is touted to treat a lot of pain-based conditions. Along with boosting athletic recovery, it’s also been used to manage things like lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, and fibromyalgia.Red blood circulates oxygen throughout your body, and the more efficiently that happens, the better you’ll look and feel. By bringing fresh blood to the surface of your skin, cupping can manage acute and chronic pain, manages swelling, halt migraines, diminish digestive problems, opens up the chest and lungs, and rids body of any generally toxic elements.
From ancient to present times, fire cupping has been and is an effective form of therapy for the entire body. Be like Mike (Michael Phelps, that is) and book your session with us today!
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Fire Cupp isn't the only modality to alleviate muscle pain. Our therapists can employ other modalities which might be more effective for your body.
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