Cupping

Cupping Therapy: A Safe and Effective Way to Alleviate Soft Tissue Injuries and Aches

Our cupping technique is a safe and effective way to treat soft tissue injuries and alleviate aches and pains. This technique has been used by high-performance athletes for years and is now becoming more popular in mainstream healthcare. Cupping involves placing special cups on the skin, which creates a vacuum and draws the soft tissue upwards. This suction helps to increase blood flow and promote healing in the affected area. Our team is experienced in performing cupping therapy and can help patients determine if this treatment is right for them. By using cupping therapy, patients can potentially prevent future injuries and improve their overall health and well-being.

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What Is Cupping / What To Expect

Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of health conditions. During a cupping session, special cups are placed on the skin and then suctioned to create a vacuum. This suction draws the soft tissue upward, which can help increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

The cups are typically left in place for several minutes, or moved around the skin to create a massage-like effect. The suction may create a temporary bruise or redness on the skin, which is a normal part of the healing process and typically fades within a few days.

Cupping therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, headaches, respiratory issues, and digestive problems. It is generally considered safe, but it is important to discuss any health concerns or questions with a qualified healthcare provider before starting treatment.

During a cupping session, patients can expect to feel a slight pulling or pressure sensation as the cups are applied to the skin. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort, but the treatment should not be painful. After the session, patients may feel relaxed and energized, and may notice a reduction in their symptoms over time with regular treatment.

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