Cupping is an ancient therapeutic method used to create suction and negative pressure. Rather than tissue compression, the negative pressure created releases rigid soft tissue. It also drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. The pulling action of cupping engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows a deep relaxation to move through the entire body.
What Does Cupping Do?
Cupping pulls stagnation out of tissues, which then brings it to the surface of the skin. The skin pores expand and discharge some of the wastes and toxins. Then, the wastes and toxins are picked up by the circulatory and lymphatic systems, where they can be flushed out properly. This ultimately stimulates the circulatory system, bringing fresh, revitalized blood to stagnant areas.
There are many benefits to cupping. And so, below you’ll find our list of what we deem essential.
Stimulates the nervous system reflex to the cerebral cortex, which in other words, helps with an increased rate of recovery from pain.
Immediate application of topicals after cupping will enable a deeper, more rapid absorption of the product into the tissue.
Reduces swelling, cellulite, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, and eases menstrual discomfort.
Increases range of motion and fascial mobility.
Faster recovery from sports injuries.
Purifies the blood by removing dead debris.
Stimulates the digestive organs, peristalsis and secretion of digestive fluids, and much more!
The Various Treatments
There are many different cupping treatments available that deal with different aspects of body therapy, such as:
Sports and orthopedic cupping
Cupping is one of several services offered at Essential Chiropractic & Massage Therapy. To better assess your needs, above all, it’s best to come into our office for an initial assessment. You can reach out to us by email or phone. However, if you’re ready to book an appointment, feel free to use our online booking portal.
Our online booking portal is efficient and easy to use, and we gladly offer direct billing for most insurance providers.