Cupping Therapy is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure using suction devices on the skin. Just as in the art of massage, the art of cupping draws fresh blood and lymph into the tissue to accelerate the healing response.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, modern Cupping Therapy uses suction cups to address inflammation, pain, stiffness, swelling, and the decreased range of motion caused by stagnation – the accumulation of cellular waste deep within the muscle tissue or joint due to injury trauma, or overuse.
The vacuum created by the suction cup liquifies the toxic waste and brings it to the body’s surface, where tiny blood capillaries and the Lymph System carry it away. With the reduction of congestion and inflammation, the affected area becomes more receptive to fluids, oxygenated blood flow, and other nutrients.