Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine.
Nowadays, therapists usually use plastic or silicone cups, which are placed on the patient’s skin to create suction.
The negative pressure causes decompression of the muscles and connective tissue. Cupping therapy increases circulation, brings fresh blood to the muscles and increases the body’s own healing process.
Cupping can be an additional tool in Remedial, Sports or Deep Tissue Massage when the muscles are tight.
This technique relieves pain, reduces scar tissue and decreases swelling.
Cupping can be also beneficial in beauty therapy as it improves circulation, helps with skin elasticity and reduces cellulite.
Cupping therapy can cause pain, discomfort and bruising, but it is quite normal.
Cupping is contraindicated when you have a bleeding disorder like haemophilia, blood clotting problems or a history of strokes, or a skin condition such as eczema and psoriasis.