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Cupping Therapy: What Is It?

Do you experience back pain, headaches or migraines, or pain from fibromyalgia? Cupping therapy, an ancient therapy, is designed to help with relieving pain. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, one of the many services that Aruna offers is cupping therapy. Many people wonder about cupping therapy and what it is, so here is an introductory guide to cupping therapy.

What is Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a specialized type of treatment that uses cups to improve circulation and blood flow. To start, the cups are suctioned to your skin, causing your skin rise inside the cups by creating negative pressure. As your skin goes into the cups, it allows for more blood to go into the area, which helps to improve circulation and lower your blood pressure.

Overall, the experience is relaxing and can help reduce the amount of stress or anxiety you feel. While you may have bruising following your appointment and for the next few days, you shouldn’t have a lot of discomfort and definitely shouldn’t experience any pain.

Types of Cupping Therapy

At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna performs different types of cupping therapy depending on your individual needs. Each of the cups are made from different materials that also helps with your reason for receiving cupping therapy.

The types of cupping therapy offered include:

  • Fire cupping
  • Biomagnetic cupping
  • Facial rejuvenation cupping massage
  • Reflexology combined with cupping

Each of the different types offers something different, so it’s important to truthfully answer any of the questions Aruna asks before your cupping therapy appointment so you get the right type based on your needs.

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy has many benefits associated with it. One of the biggest benefits is that it helps to lower blood pressure while increasing your body’s circulation, which helps to reduce pain you feel.

While cupping helps you physically by reducing pain, it also can help with your mental or emotional health. When you live a life without pain, it greatly impacts your mental health, giving you a more positive outlook on life.

Conditions Cupping Therapy Helps With

Cupping sessions help with a number of acute and chronic conditions. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions or want to move better, cupping is a great place to start.

  • Back pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Reducing cellulite
  • Decreasing eczema and psoriasis rashes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Minimizing wrinkles
  • Improving range of motion
  • Increasing flexibility

Additionally, if your lymphatic system (which is part of your immune system) is slow or lagging, combining cupping therapy with lymphatic drainage massage can help kickstart your lymphatic system.

Now that you know a little bit about cupping therapy and what it is, you can see how beneficial it is to physical and emotional health as well. In addition to cupping therapy, many of the medical massage that Aruna offers are designed to reduce stress and help you feel better, like relaxation massages, lymphatic drainage massage, and more. Interested in seeing how medical massage from Therapeutic Medical Massage can help in your life? Schedule an appointment with Aruna today.