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Does cupping therapy hurt? When people start having cupping therapy sessions, that’s one of the biggest questions they have. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, one of the most popular therapies we offer is cupping therapy. Over the years, Aruna has helped many people feel better from a chronic condition with the help of cupping therapy. If you’re dealing with chronic pain or a chronic condition and want to avoid prescription drugs, cupping therapy may help you feel better.

What is Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient therapy that suctions your skin into cups, hence the name. As your skin is suctioned into the cups, it creates negative pressure, which starts to promote healing. Many people consider cupping therapy to be relaxing, so it can help reduce stress and anxiety feelings. In addition to helping with reduced stress and anxiety feelings, it also reduces pain, especially for people with back pain, like sciatica. It can also reduce headaches and migraines and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

What is Cupping Used for?

There’s many different uses for cupping therapy, which means a variety of conditions can be helped by cupping therapy. Whether you’re looking for general pain relief or have a specific condition causing you pain, cupping therapy may help you feel better.

Cupping therapy helps with:

  • Arthritis pain relief
  • Back pain relief
  • Improvement in breathing, especially for people who have asthma
  • Headache and migraine pain relief
  • Improvement in high blood pressure

Cupping therapy can also help prevent injuries in the future. It’s known to improve range of motion and flexibility. So if you participate in sports, cupping therapy can help improve your performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

One of the biggest benefits of cupping therapy is a reduction in pain. If you’ve experienced pain from a number of conditions, especially the ones listed above, cupping therapy can help you feel better in a natural setting. But it does more than provide pain relief. It can also help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce wrinkles. If you’re looking for a natural therapy that can help you relax, reduce pain, and improve your skin’s appearance, cupping therapy can help.

How Long Do the Bruises Last?

The biggest thing people notice following their cupping therapy appointments are bruises from your skin being suctioned into the cups. The bruises shouldn’t cause you any pain, but you may feel a little sore for a day following your appointment. As for the bruises, they may stay visible for a few days or a week before fading entirely.

Does cupping therapy hurt? Not if Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage is the person who does your cupping session. While you may have bruises for a few days following your session, it should never be painful. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, there’s a number of different ways we can help you manage your pain in a natural setting, including with the help of cupping therapy. Interested in learning more about cupping therapy or scheduling a cupping therapy appointment of your own? Contact Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage.

How does a medical massage work? A medical massage may seem complicated but really, it can be boiled down to just two simple steps. Medical massages are simple. Pursuing treatment for your pain can be hard. Medical massages are a great choice of treatment that will not be tough. They are designed to relieve your pain in the most relaxing way possible.

Your mental stresses show in physical parts of your body. Easing that tension and relaxing muscles make you feel your best. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna works closely with patients to see the cause of pain. Therapeutic Medical Massage finds a solution for your issues!

Identify The Problem

The first step to any medical massage is identifying the problem. The goal is to find the cause of the pain. It is personal to each patient. It is frustrating when the same issue bothers you time and time again. Aruna completely understands. As a licensed massage therapist, she knows how to find the cause of your worries. In addition, a medical massage is more than a temporary solution. The muscles in your body will relax, preventing further pain.

Proceed With Treatment

The hard part is over! The next step is relaxing and proceeding with the treatment. Aruna uses targeted therapeutic massage techniques. These techniques reduce pain and promote healing. By using intentional pressure, Aruna brings out the pain from your muscles. Therapeutic massages help to relieve pain. The pressure is more intense than a regular relaxation based massage. Communicate with Aruna during the massage. Aruna lessens or increases the pressure based on your needs.

Medical massage covers a variety of treatments. Aruna is trained in Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT), Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT), Treating TMJ Dysfunction (TMJ) and Deep Tissue Massage. She is also trained in rehab therapy for sports injuries. Aruna also knows how to do pregnancy massage. This is a form of medical massage for pregnant women and alleviating their unique pain.

Above all, Aruna puts her patient's needs first. Whether you are having muscle issues, stress, back pain, shin splints, neck, shoulder and jaw pain, or simply any pain in general, Therapeutic Medical Massage will help.

How does a medical massage work? At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna is here to help you feel better through specialized massage types. Contact us today to learn more!

Are you interested in sound healing therapy? Sound healing therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety feelings you may be having at any given time. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna can perform sound healing therapy in addition to the different types of massages she does for her clients. Sound healing therapy sessions can either be done in a group or on an individual basis. Wondering what happens during a sound healing session? Aruna will use different types of tools for sound healing therapy that all work to help you relax and feel better. Read on to learn about the different tools for sound healing therapy from Therapeutic Medical Massage.

Tuning Forks

Tuning forks are commonly used in sound healing therapy to help reset the chakras in your body. When your chakras are out of line, it can sometimes cause feelings of stress and anxiety, which can make it hard to relax. When the tuning forks are tapped against something, it creates a vibration in a certain pitch. As this happens, the vibrations help you relax, which can lessen your stress and anxiety. The tuning forks have different frequencies that may be used throughout the session.


In addition to tuning forks, gongs may also be used during a sound healing therapy session. If a gong is used in your sound healing session, you’ll lay down on blankets and relax as a mallet strikes a gong. The gong striking will help provide emotional relief and promote relaxation. This downtime in your day allows your brain to take stock of everything that’s happened in the day and help you process everything.

Tibetan Singing Bowls

The final tool that may be used during your sound healing session may be a Tibetan singing bowl. Similarly to the tuning forks, when they’re struck against something, they’ll make a deep, rich sound, which helps reset the chakras in your body and helps you feel better. In addition to helping you feel better overall, it can also help you sleep better at night, which prolong the relaxation effects from sound healing.

Calming Sounds and Music

In addition to the above tools we’ll use during a sound healing therapy session, we may also play calming sounds and music in the background during your session. Some of sounds and music you’ll hear during a sound healing session include the waves from the ocean. The additional music and sounds are designed to help you relax more throughout your sound healing session. The more you relax, the less stress and anxiety you’ll feel during your session, which helps you feel better overall.

The tools for sound healing therapy will go a long way in relieving stress and anxiety and helping you relax. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or can’t seem to relax, it’s a sign that the chakras in your body aren’t aligned. Instead of dealing with it on your own, turn to sound healing therapy. Whether you want to do a session by yourself or with friends, Aruna can help you feel better. Interested in sound healing therapy? Contact Therapeutic Medical Massage today.