What are the benefits of Cupping?
- A rise in skin temperature
- Better working sweat and sebaceous glands
- Releases toxins from skin
- Activates the lymphatic system
- Removes excess fluid and toxins
- Clears colon blockages
- Helps to activate and clear veins, arteries and capillaries
- Works to clear stretch marks
- Great for scar tissue
- Helps to clear cellulite
- Improves blood circulation
- Opens the meridians (acupressure points) allowing exact treatment of health issues relating to different parts of the body to regulate and balance.
- When particular points are stimulated, it will affect the organs and stagnant blood and body fluids.
- Stimulates the circulation of the blood and the nervous system
- Relaxes stiff muscles and soft tissue on the muscles.
- Realigns and balances ligaments and bones
- Balances the nervous system
- Promotes a general sense of well-being.
What is Cupping?
The first recorded evidence of cupping was discovered in Egypt dating from 1550 B.C. From Egypt, it was introduced to Greece and eventually it spread to other cultures across the world. It is also one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine and was widely used for treating conditions such as fever, vertigo, muscular pain and to improve the immune system. Eventually it developed into a treatment for a variety of conditions.
Modern practitioners use cups made of glass, plastic or runner/silicone and using a mechanical device to create the vacuum before placing on the body.
What can I expect from a Cupping Treatment?
- Please make sure you have not eaten within the last 2 hours before the treatment.
- The cupping mechanism puts pressure onto the surface of the body and increases blood flow to the inside of the cup, stimulating the muscle tissues. A vacuum is created.
- It can cause some swelling and discolouration which is normal after the treatment. The round circle left on the body after the treatment is not bruising caused by cupping, but it has expanded the blood vessels up to the surface of the skin.
- Generally these marks disappear within a few days. Bruises are due to some sort of trauma and they are tender to touch, but cupping marks should not be sensitive when being touched.
Is Cupping suitable for everyone?
Cupping is not suitable for everyone. This is not an exhaustive list but the main reasons not to have the treatment include:
- Acute illnesses
- An area of inflammation or burns (including sunburn)
- Contagious skin problems
- High fever
- Honey allergy
- Infectious diseases
- Localised infections
- Recent injuries, operations, scar tissue and open wounds
- Taking alcohol and non-prescription drugs
- 2 hours since eating
- Unexplained acute swelling or lumps
- Varicose veins or thrombosis
- Brain haemorrhage
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic high blood pressure
- Pregnancy (must avoid abdomen or lumbar region)
Please feel free to call or email if you would like to check your suitability before your treatment.