Historic but holistic.
Cupping Therapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment, originating in Eastern China and Africa, this method of treatment is used to relieve pain and tension in the body by applying a suction pressure.
The cups (usually plastic) are placed on areas of musculoskeletal tension or specific points of the body where the client is feeling pain or a limited range of movement. The vacuum formed by cups draws up the non-circulating stagnant blood, toxins and sticky fluids from deeper parts of the body. By bringing them up to the surface it allows for free healthy blood flow to the whole body including the affected area as well as creating space for oxygen, living cells, blood and nutrients, aiding in a quicker recovery and releasing any localised acute and chronic tension.
Many of you have seen the therapy on Olympic Athletes, especially the swimmers, when it looks like they have been hugged by an Octopus! It leaves a red or purple circular marks on the skin for between 7 – 20 days. The darker the colouring the deeper the treatment has been as well as it being an indication of old, stagnated blood having been shifted.
The therapy is designed to treat a wide range of physical problems which can include:
Muscle spasms and pain
Chronic back problems and pain
Acute and Chronic muscle tension
Headaches, including reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines
Mood, depression, anxiety, stress.
And the benefits are:
Increased joint range of motion
Reduced muscle tension
Increased Lymphatic drainage (localised detoxification)
Increased connective tissue mobility
If you would like to find out more about this treatment please do not hesitate to get in contact.