Massage Cupping or Vacuum therapy is a modern healing arts approach to an ancient therapy. It is the application of suction, or negative pressure, by way of glass, polycarbonate or silicon cups of various sizes. It’s purpose is to enhance healing with little discomfort to the body. It is not an irritant to the skin or body, in fact it cleanses the skin and has a sedative, relaxing effect on the nervous system.
Benefits of Massage Cupping
Draws inflammation out from deep within the tissues to be released, thus reducing the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Improved blood circulation occurs naturally with massage cupping. The skin can turn red with strong cupping movements. Essential oils, analgesics, liniments and plant hydrosols will easily absorb into the skin after a cupping treatment while allowing the application of products to absorb deeply.
The local blood supply to the muscle and skin created by the suction, i.e. increased circulation, with bring nourishment to the area and the toxins released will be carried away through the lymphatic system. It is important to drink water before and after a massage cupping session to diminish any uncomfortable detoxify side effects from cleansing.
Chronic, I.e. ongoing conditions and acute pain can be relieved with minimal discomfort while tense muscles release and soften quickly with ease.
The pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and the restrictions in scar tissue are wonderfully released with massage cupping.
The size of cups used vary to match the body contour. Larger cups are used for the broad areas of the back, where as smaller cups for the face and feet.
A strong vacuum or suction will mimic the rolling action of a deep tissue massage stroke without the discomfort associated with targeted deep trigger point pressure. The movement can be long, draining style, circular and stimulating for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tightness.
Preparation and recovery from surgical procedures are benefited massage cupping speeding up the healing and recovery period.
Deep abdominal scars such as C-sections can now benefit from a comfortable therapy to loosen and soften rigid tissue, no matter how old the scar is.
Massage cupping sedates the nervous system and people will often fall into a deep state of relaxation thus helping those with high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, chronic headaches and neuralgia.
Effective massage cupping will reduce cellulite. A very light suction is used to provide drainage, while a heavier application is used to enhance circulation, liquify deposits and loosen dimpling.
It is recommended to vacuum therapy the thighs and hip area prior to any wrapping procedure to enhance absorption of the product.
The application of light suction to the face helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, improve skin tone, and helps sinus drainage.