Cupping Therapy was developed thousands of years ago. Some consider the Chinese to be responsible for cupping, however the Egyptians used Cupping in medicine around 1500 B.C.
What is it used for?
Cupping has numerous benefits – it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and energy to areas that need it and throughout the body.
It often works wonders for patients with -Stress, Chronic Pain, Allergies, Fatigue, Colds, Back Pain, Anxiety, Muscle aches, Inch Loss, Inflammatory skin conditions (on areas that are not affected) Headaches and poor circulation
What is involved in Cupping Therapy?
A simple way to understand Cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward.
Cupping Therapy at The Healing Centre involves placing plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.
Is is painful?
You usually feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing especially if you have aching in that area. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner’s assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body.
Will I be bruised?
Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.
Atheletes and Celebrities love Cupping Therapy!
Countless celebrities like Gwneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber and Kim Kardashian have all sought the benefits of Cupping therapy!
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps’ multitude of eye-catching purple circles made countless headlines. Michael Phelps’ trainers proudly claimed that cupping helped reduce soreness and sped up the healing of overworked muscles.
World Champion tennis star Serena Williams is a huge fan of cupping.
Also, US gymnast Alex Naddour and Belarus swimmer Pavel Sankovich have all endorsed Cupping Therapy for recovery and pain relief.
What is included in Cupping Therapy?
We offer Cupping alongside all our Healing Therapies (Acupuncture, Laser Therapy) and it can be used as a stand alone therapy. Meridian massage is included ( good for stimulating energy flow and soothing aching muscles)
For Cupping Therapy as a treatment on its own, you will an initial assessment to determine the best route of treatment ,where best to place the cups and for how long etc.
Cupping Therapy Initial Assessment and Treatment (45 mins) – £35
Follow ups (30 mins) – £28
To book your Cupping Therapy session or for further details please contact us.
07518 861 515
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