Dry Cupping is a term applied to a technique that uses small cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation & congestion by creating a vacuum to the surface of the skin, it helps create more space between the tissue layers to get rid of cellular debris & excess fluids.
There are also various cupping techniques that practitioners can choose from, including wet cupping, dry cupping, and flash cupping. “Dry cupping is the most popular,” One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue, and muscles upward.
Dry Cupping is one of the best deep tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect up to 4 inches deep from the external skin. This modality provides a unique approach to fascia helping clear fascial restrictions and increasing the range of motion. Helping remove toxins from the body whilst relieving tense tight muscles & joint pain.
The negative pressure that is experienced during the cupping session helps to soften the muscles & lift the connective tissue. It aids in increasing the blood flow to the treated areas and drain excess fluids & toxins. It also encourages the bodies natural healing process which is why this method is often utilized as a form of alternate physical therapy.
You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body.
Some of the benefits of Dry Cupping Therapy
- Restoring Qi (energy)
- Boosts Circulation
- Improves immunity by increasing lymphatic output
- Reduce inflammation
- Back Pain
- Muscle & Joint Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Loosen restrictions and adhesions in the tissue
- Cellulite Reduction
- Improves skin tone
- Sports Injuries & Sports Performance
- Calm the nervous system
- Improve overall wellbeing
- Provide relaxation
- Helps to clear congestion in the chest which can occur from colds or flu
Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.
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