Cupping has been used for over 5000 years in Asia so it has certainly passed the test of time. I use cupping very regularly in clinic because of its effectiveness. Cupping Massage is used to soften tight muscles, tone attachments, loosen adhesions, bring hydration and blood flow to the tissues of the body, and drain excess fluid and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping Massage brings localised blood supply to the area being worked on thus bringing nourishment and allowing for toxins to be released.
Large cups are used for broad areas such as the back where the strong suction will mimic the rolling action of Deep Tissue Massage. The skin will turn red with the strong suction indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface of the skin. Stationary cupping may also be used where the cups remain affixed to a specific area for 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the condition being treated.
Cupping Massage is beneficial for many ailments: Chronic muscle pain and stiffness, the common cold, high blood pressure, anxiety, headaches, fibroymalgia, and cellulite and works with the body by:
Releasing rigid soft tissue
Drains excess fluid and toxins
Lifts connective tissue
Increases blood flow to skin and muscles
Activates stagnate Qi
Most people carry their tension and stress in their shoulders , neck and upper back. I find that combining Acupuncture and Cupping together is highly effective for relieving the body and mind of stress and tension.
Please phone Christina on (086) 8619246 for information or bookings.