Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine/treatment in which suction is created on the skin for Myofascial Decompression. Cupping stims from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is an ancient medical system used in many cultures around the world for more than 2,000 years.
The suction of the cups lift the superficial tissue to allow blood flow into the area, promote healing of the tissue, separate the fascia, and eliminate the external factors and toxins. It follows the meridians which are pathways in the body where “life energy” flows. Studies have shown that cupping therapy can drive out pathogenic factors that can cause pain and disturbance in the homeostasis of the body.
Plastic cups are used for static decompression (will usually leave marks that should fade within 1-20 days).
Silicone cups are used for dynamic decompression with movement and will not leave marks; usually redness during and post treatment.
Most clients report feeling a decrease in pain, increase in movement/mobility and generally feel better post treatment.
Clients may feel relief within 1-5 sessions: protocol of 1x/wk for plastic cups while allowing the body to rejuvenate. Full benefits are usually achieved after 5-10 sessions. (10 sessions considered one course of treatment).