Cupping has many benefits. It works by drawing out toxins and inflammation from the soft tissue layers within the body. The negative pressure and vasodilation assists with fluid exchange. This reaction pulls stagnation out of ischemic restricted areas and loosens adhesions. The fluid is then discharged thru the pores of the skin.
- Aids in myofascial release and lymphatic drainage
- Helps relax contracted tissue.
- Draws blood to areas of ischemia.
- Promotes metabolism within the skin tissue, sweat and sebaceous glands.
- Draws stagnant blood, toxins, and lymph.
- Injuries – quicker recovery, treats scar tissue, gain greater mobility
- Sciatic pain
- Chronic headaches
- High blood pressure
- Poor circulation
- Improves digestion and nutrient absorption.
- Stimulates nervous system – Promotes relaxation
- Promotes Immune system functions
Cupping marks are not bruises. It is a result from stagnant blood or pathogens caused by an injury or illness that has been brought to the skins surface. Cups are usually left on from 3 to 5 minutes. Suction pressure can be modified for the desired outcome. Discoloration of the skin is common that may last a few minutes or several days. On occasion blistering or other fluids can surface. In general, I like to start with low to moderate suction pressure and will only use more pressure if this is discussed and approved by the client.