Cupping Therapy

History of Cupping:

"Cupping therapy was used in Egypt dating back some 3,500 years, where its use is represented in hieroglyphic writing. The earliest recorded use of Cupping is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D.). In ancient Greece, Hippocrates recommended the use of cups for a variety of ailments, while in the early 1900’s eminent British physician, Sir Arthur Keith, wrote how he witnessed Cupping performed with excellent success."

Taken from http://www.cuppingtherapy.org/

Benefits to Clients:

- Clears stagnation 
- Drains & moves fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle & Connective Tissue
- Loosens Adhesions
- Nourishing Blood Supply to the Skin

TMJ & Sinus Release:

Suction helps to open up the joint, loosen the musculature and facsia around the jaw which could be aiding to the TMJ dysfunction.

Used together with joint manipulation, the pressure and pain associated with TMJD's are relieved as inflammation is decreased and the nerves are able to relax.

Myofoascia Release and Trigger Points:

Successful MFR stretches the fascia away from the underlying structures.

Trigger Points or "knots in the muscles" cause injuries over time because they break up the normal structure and operation of the fascia. With negative pressure, the fascia is gently stretched and unwinds without the discomfort of force.

Sports Cupping:

 

The use of suction is commonplace throughout the history of the Olympic Games for maintenance, pre and post event injuries, detoxification and recovery. As seen in the most recent Olympic games in Rio, many of the swimmers use Sports Cupping in their treatment regime. 

Please ask our RMTs how cupping therapy can help you. We integrate cupping into our massage treatments as needed at no extra fee. 

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