Cupping therapy is one of the number of treatments we offer with each treatment having their own benefits. Cupping therapy can be treated on it’s own or in compliment with one of our massage treatments. As with all of our treatments we can see you at our location or if you cannot get to us for whatever reason we do offer a mobile service ands can always travel to you.
Cupping Therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
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.
Since the cups can also be applied to major accupressure points, the practice is possibly effective at treating digestive issues, skin issues, and other conditions commonly treated with acupressure. he benefits of cupping include local pain relief and muscle relaxation. Cupping improves overall health by removing the energy blockages that TCM practitioners identify as barriers to the flow of healthy energy or qi. For athletes, cupping may help increase blood flow to a particular muscle region or help reduce pain. Numerous athletes from the Olympics in Rio 2016 used cupping. This was easily seen by circular markings on some of the U.S. swim team members.
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There are many cupping benefits, ranging from relaxation and improved well-being to pain relief. The skin is the body’s largest organ, reflecting imbalances. It stands to reason therefore that therapies that target the skin reap great rewards.
The following list of cupping benefits is not exhaustive, but highlights how the therapy can affect you both physically and mentally.
- Can Improve flow of energy
In traditional Chinese medicine the flow of energy (or qi) is very important. When blockages occur, it is believed that illness and pain follow. This is why many techniques used in Chinese medicine focus on freeing up energy.
The meridian system is a network of energy channels, each linking to various body parts. Cupping therapy works within this system, with many therapists placing cups on meridian points. Therapists believe by encouraging a good flow of qi, the body becomes more able to heal itself naturally.
- Can encourage detoxification
The body naturally flushes out toxins we accumulate. This normally happens through the lymph fluids. Cupping is thought to aid this process as it stimulates blood and lymph flow. Increasing the supply of healthy, oxygenated blood to muscles and skin brings nourishment and allows toxins to be carried away by the lymph.
- Can help to relieve pain
As this therapy has a similar effect on the muscles as a massage does, it can be useful for relieving muscular pain. This is because it loosens tissues and promotes healing. For those who suffer from chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, cupping therapy can be especially beneficial when used alongside medication and physical therapy.
- Can ease tense muscles
Tense muscles can have a multitude of side effects. These can range from headaches and stress to neck and back pain. Cupping works to soften underlying muscle tissues and break up knotted areas. This leads to looser and more flexible muscles.
When your body is free from tension, you may find it easier for your mind to follow suit.
- Can promote relaxation
One of the best-known cupping benefits is relaxation. The sensation is akin to a massage (especially in moving cupping), making it pleasurable and incredibly relaxing. Many people report a warm tingling sensation that lasts long after the treatment ends.
The therapy also has a sedating effect on the nervous system. This makes it useful when addressing conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and tension headaches.
- Other uses
Some therapists use the therapy in a more cosmetic nature. For example, many say one of the key cupping benefits is its ability to reduce cellulite. The theory behind this is that the suction provides drainage and boosts circulation, which loosens adhesions or ‘dimples’.
Please find below the most frequently asked questions and answers. If you can’t find an answer to a specific question you may have, please feel free to drop this to us via our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. Thank you.
The initial consultation will involve us taking down your details, your medical history, carrying out some mobility tests and providing treatment within the remaining time. The consultation is booked in for 1 hour and is advised that you get there 15 minutes early to make a start on filling in the consultation form.
We respect the dignity of our clients and we advise that you to wear appropriate undergarments for the treatment.
Yes of course, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible and please feel free to bring a chaperone. If you don’t have someone available, a chaperone of your gender choice can be provided for you at no extra cost.
Yes, our appointment booking system allows you to see the diary of our therapists in real time. All you have to do is select a slot and your appointment is confirmed. Please note that where we are travelling to you it may be necessary to slightly adjust the treatment start time to allow for travel.
With our booking system you will have access to an app which allows you to reschedule appointments, provided you have allowed the sufficient notice period. You will be sent reminders via SMS and email so you have plenty of notice to remind you about your appointment. You can always call the therapist to discuss any last minute emergencies.
The intensity of the treatment will be adjusted as we always ask for your feedback whilst treatment is being administered. Whilst some level of discomfort is expected dependant on the nature of your injury we respect individuals have different pain thresholds and adjust our techniques accordingly.
You will have some tenderness after treatment and this is absolutely normal. Slight bruising (normally redness) can occur and is dependant on factors such as hydration levels.
We advise that you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated in the run up to treatment. You can eat a couple hours before your treatment time.
We will advise you to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, you can take over the counter pain killers for any pain. We also advise that you do not eat anything for 2 hours after treatment to allow the blood to continue circulation to the treatment areas and avoid any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after.
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