Effective practice of creating circulation in muscles that are stiff and congested
What is Cupping?
Cupping is considered an ancient form of alternative medicine going back as far as 1,550 B.C during the ancient Egyptian era and can be used for many different muscular-skeletal pain conditions affecting the entire body. Simply put, the therapist places specialized cups on your body to create a suction effect. You may feel a tightening sensation where the cup is placed however, that sensation will loosen the longer the cups are on your body.
The cupping session can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Cupping is great in helping to alleviate pain from chronic overuse and old injuries in various areas of your body. It can increase blood flow and circulation and is an excellent soft tissue therapy. It can be used as a form of deep-tissue massage, myofascial release and can increase range of motion.