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Suction Cup Therapy: What is It?

When it comes to different medical massages that Aruna offers, you may have heard about them with different names. For instance, many people have heard of cupping therapy, one of the services that Aruna offers. But other times, people hear about it as suction cup therapy. The two terms mean the same thing. If you’ve been wondering about suction cup therapy or cupping therapy, now is the time to learn about it.

What is Suction Cup Therapy?

Suction cup therapy, also known as cupping therapy, has its roots in ancient Chinese and Middle Eastern culture. During a session, Aruna will place special cups on different areas of your skin depending on where you feel pain. The cups are made of plastic, silicone, or glass. Additionally, they may also have magnets on them.

During your session, you’ll have cups placed on your skin and the cups suction your skin into them. This helps to increase blood flow to the area where the cups are placed. With the increase in blood flow, your body’s circulation system improves, which can help reduce pain.

Benefits of Suction Cup Therapy

Suction cup therapy offers many benefits for people who participate in the sessions. First off, suction cup therapy offers a wide range of ways to relieve pain. For people with back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, headaches or migraines, and shoulder pain, cupping therapy helps to minimize pain following a treatment session.

Suction cup therapy helps with:

  • Rejuvenating your face in a natural setting
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Minimizing muscle spasms
  • Reducing stiffness and swelling of the joints

Because suction cup therapy helps with many different areas of the body, it’s effective at managing and addressing pain you may feel.

Does Suction Cup Therapy Promote Relaxation?

Suction cup therapy helps with alleviating pain you feel while also promoting relaxation. As your skin is suctioned into the cups with the negative pressure, it helps to activate your parasympathetic nervous system in your body, which helps aid in relaxation. Increasing your relaxation can help with reducing pain levels, so suction cupping therapy is a great two-in-one type of medical massage that can help you feel better and relax.

How Many Times Do I Need Suction Cup Therapy?

Like many of the medical massages offered at Therapeutic Medical Massage, the number of suction cup therapy sessions varies from person to person. Many times, people can feel the effects of their session for days or weeks. Other times, some people come in on a more regular basis. If you don’t know how many sessions of suction cupping therapy you should take part in, talk with Aruna following your appointment.

All in all, suction cup therapy is another way to say you want to try cupping therapy massage. If you’ve dealt with back pain, sciatica pain, headaches or migraines, suction cup therapy is a great way to help feel better and alleviate your pain. Since 2008, Aruna has helped hundreds of people throughout Mason, West Chester, Liberty Township, and more areas in the Cincinnati area manage their pain. See what suction cup therapy can do for you and schedule an appointment with Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage today.