Cupping Massage is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The flow helps the “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force.
Massage cupping utilizes small cups to create a vacuum or suction. The suction from the therapy cups helps soothe pain and loosen muscles. Massage cupping therapy is used for pain relief and muscle soreness and to improve blood circulation to these parts of the body.
During massage cupping, the alternative medicine practitioner can move the cups around and glide them across your skin, and it is recognized as a form of massage therapy. Massage Cupping has also been used for weight loss and cellulite reduction. Silicone therapy cups are more typically used for this form of cupping therapy because these therapy cups are softer and more flexible which makes it easier for the practitioner to glide them across the patient’s body.
The Benefits of a Cupping Massage
Although modern medicine is still doubtful of the complete benefits of this therapy, scientists are increasingly conceding that in the hands of expert practitioners, it might help many patients suffering from a number of ailments.
A Cupping Massage offers several advantages including aiding in promoting blood flow and increase blood circulation to muscles and tissue, supplies oxygen to cells, loosens knots, and can release and drain excess fluids and toxins.
Cupping Massages are based on the belief that using suction or vacuum on specific points on a patient’s body can help remove obstructions in the natural energy pathways inside the body and thus cure ailments.
Cupping is performed under sterile conditions making it quite safe.
Myers Wellness Center is proud to introduce its newest wellness program. Certified Cupping Practitioner, Mary Myers, will assist you the entire way through the program to ensure that you achieve maximum results.
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