Cupping uses negative pressure rather than compression to the tissues, for remarkable results in a large scope of conditions.
Dynamic cupping is a soft tissue manipulation modality that creates negative pressure in order to release muscles, fascia, and connective tissues. Cupping helps to reduce pain and inflammation, improves blood flow, used for relaxation, well-being and deep tissue treatment, facilitates healing process and strengthens immune system.
- Skin: Improved metabolism in skin tissue, better functioning of sebaceous and sweat glands, improved healing and improved skin resistance.
- Muscles: Stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage, releases adhesions.
- Fascia: releases fascial adhesions
- Joints: Increased blood flow and secretion of synovial fluid.
- Digestive system: Increased peristalsis and secretion of digestive fluids, better digestion and excretion.
- Blood: Improved blood circulation, improved functioning of RBC and WBC.
- Nervous System: Stimulates nerves of skin, Improves autonomic nervous system function
Silicone cups are used to create negative pressure and are dragged or placed over the body in areas of restriction. You can expect it to feel similar to a deep tissue massage in terms of any discomfort felt during treatments.
Cupping is a low-risk therapy. The side effects will typically occur during your treatment or immediately after. Lightheadedness or dizziness, sweating or nausea may be experienced. After treatment, the skin around the rim of the cup may become irritated and marked or bruised in a circular pattern, this is painless, however skin may be more sensitive for a few hours after treatment.
Although cupping is low risk, it is NOT for everyone. If you are considering the treatment, please read through the following carefully.
In general, cupping is contraindicated directly on veins, arteries, nerves, skin inflammation, any skin lesion, body orifices, eyes, lymph nodes, or varicose veins. Cupping is also contraindicated on open wounds, bone fractures, and sites of deep vein thrombosis.
Cupping therapy contraindications can be classified into absolute and relative contraindications. Until we have sufficient information regarding the safety of cupping therapy in the following instances, it is absolutely contraindicated in cancer patients and those with any organ failure (renal failure, hepatic failure, and heart failure). It is also absolutely contraindicated in patients using a pacemaker and those suffering from hemophilia or similar conditions. Relative cupping therapy contraindications include acute infection, using anticoagulants, severe chronic disease (such as heart diseases), pregnancy, puerperium, anemia, recent wet cupping session, recent blood donation, medical emergencies, and patient's refusal of the procedure.