What is Cupping Therapy?
You may have heard of cupping therapy before - perhaps online, from influencers or athletes. Cupping is a type of physical therapy that’s been used for thousands of years as a way to relieve pain, and stress, dating as far back as ancient Egypt. So, you may find yourself asking- what exactly is cupping therapy? It’s said to have a variety of medical benefits. The procedure is simple - a variety of cups will be placed on your skin to create suction and stimulate blood flow to the chosen areas.
What are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy has been said to encourage healing, assist in muscle recovery, and help relieve chronic pain. Studies have shown that it helps relieve the symptoms of various chronic conditions, and is used to treat things such as:
Cupping Therapy in Colder Climates
Colder temperatures and climates can make muscle soreness worse, for a lot of people. It can make you feel stiff, tense, and overall uncomfortable. The cold and flu seasons have begun to take off, and the colder months can also put a massive impact on your mental health. Cupping therapy can assist with that. It helps relieve muscle tension, and its relaxing nature can help reduce feelings of anxiety, and stress. As for those pesky colds, cupping therapy can also help relieve congestion.
What to Expect
Depending on what ailment your session is being used to treat, the cups will be left for about twenty minutes or less. That will also determine the number of cups used during your treatment. Typically, after your medical history has been reviewed and you’ve had a moment to communicate your preferences and concerns, you’ll be given a moment of privacy and the session will begin. The cups used during a session can be made out of a variety of materials such as bamboo, glass, or silicone, and heat will be used to create the suction effect.
Cupping is a safe and effective treatment for most people, but there are special occasions where you should make mention if you have any allergies, because many practitioners will use massage oil during your appointment. Should you suffer from conditions like eczema, epilepsy, blood disorders, or if you have a history of strokes, be sure to also consult a family doctor to decide if cupping is right for you before booking your appointment.
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