Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the therapist places special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. This massage therapy eases pain and inflammation, increases blood flow and promotes relaxation and well-being,
Cupping therapy is increasingly being used in weight reduction and the removal of cellulite and as a non-invasive healing therapy.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT?
Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It may be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains. People frequently cite cupping therapy as a form of pain relief. there was some evidence for cupping therapy being effective at treating herpes zoster and acne. Cupping may help in Sports recovery. Professional athletes are increasingly using cupping therapy as part of their recovery practices.
Cupping is also known to ease the cords connecting the skin and muscle. By sucking in the skin and tissues lying under the skin, massage improves microcirculation and breaks down fat tissue, thus accelerating the lipolysis process. In addition, it smoothes and firms the skin and removes toxins from the body, which are the main cause of orange peel. Therefore, it works very well not only as an anti-cellulite treatment but also firming and modelling the figure.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A CUPPING MASSAGE?
Cupping therapy isn’t recommended for everyone. Extra caution should be taken for older people as skin becomes more fragile as we age. Medication (especially blood thinners) you may be taking might have an effect as well. During pregnancy, avoid cupping the abdomen and lower back. Those who are currently menstruating should also avoid this treatment.