what is cupping therapy and how does it work?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for several minutes to create suction. The suction created by the cup encourages blood flow, and releases toxins, tight muscles, and fascia which help to promote healing and reduce pain.
And although it has soared in popularity recently, cupping has been around for thousands of years and traces its roots to ancient Chinese and Egyptian medicine.
The use of cupping has evolved, and today it’s widely used for pain relief and musculoskeletal injuries, such as strains, sprains, back injuries, and inflammation.
benefits of cupping therapy
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Improves blood flow
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
- Relaxes the nervous system
- Facilitates the healing process
- Strengthens the immune system
- Safe and non-invasive