Enhance your treatment with this popular modality. Our therapists may provide it as an add-on to your treatment. Cupping is a form of alternative therapy that involves the use of suction cups to stimulate a area by creating blood flow and stretching the connective tissues below the surface. Cupping is used to treat many conditions, including muscle pain, loss of range of motion (ROM), inflammation, and stiffness.
Cupping therapy is a unique and versatile technique that encompasses various methods to address different needs of the body. Among these, dry and wet cupping are the most popular. Dry cupping involves the use of suction cups that are applied to the skin and either left in place for a specific duration or moved along connective tissue areas, a technique known as fascial dragging. This treatment can take between 5-10 minutes. On the other hand, wet cupping, which is not offered at REMassage, involves creating small incisions in the skin before applying the cups, allowing for the release of blood and toxins from the tissues.
During a cupping session, the therapist will apply the cups to the skin and use a pump or a heat source to create a vacuum effect. The suction created by the cups lifts the skin and tissues, separating them from the underlying muscles and bones. This can help to improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, and promote the release of toxins from the body.
Cupping is a relatively quick and non-invasive treatment option that has been used for many centuries in many different cultures. It is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner.
Overall, cupping is a popular alternative therapy that can provide a number of benefits for those suffering from muscle pain and other conditions. It is a valuable tool for many therapists and can be an effective addition to any treatment plan.