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Cupping therapy is an ancient technique used as early as 3,500 years ago by the Egyptians as well as by Hippocrates in ancient Greece to cure many ailments. Still it is used today to compliment many therapies and bodywork including massage, detoxification, spa treatments, lymphatic drainage and myofascial and triggerpoint release. A common Chinese practice, cupping is a simple way to produce big results. Cupping originated with the use of animal horns to create a suction over the skin to drain out toxins from snake bites and skin lesions, and eventually graduated to bones, shells and eventually glass. The use of a cup is to create suction against the skin's surface where the cup is placed to create a negative pressure; this softens tight muscles, drain excess toxins & fluids by opening lymphatic pathways, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissues, and increased circulation to the area treated.
Cupping therapy can be used for conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Neuromuscular dysfunction, cellulite and scar & stretch mark reduction as well as general detoxification, wellness & relaxation. The cups are placed on the body by an experienced practitioner and a level of suction is created in an area of stress or tension. The cups should only be left on a few minutes to achieve desired results. The longer the cups are left on, the more blood is pulled to the area. Very quick bruising and cupping 'hickies' are occur with the placement of the cups, and the longer left on, the more intense the markings. My markings shown lasted about a week and a half. The treatment is not uncomfortable or painful unless too much suction is brought to the area, which is easy to reduce with the knobs on top of the cups.
The cups can also be moved along the body while suctioned and perform a type of deep tissue massage, which may I mention is much easier on the therapist. It picks up underlying tissues and and get deeper quicker than regular manual therapy.
Although probably not for everyone, I definitely recommend cupping therapy for anyone interested, just be sure to go to someone with the proper knowledge and training. It is not a replacement for treatment for any condition, and always consult your doctor before trying any new therapy. If you are interested, let me know-I'll give you the information for my cupping therapist, Nicole! :)
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