Cupping Therapy Methods
This technique calls for magnets attached to the cups. The body
behaves like a battery. It can be charged and discharged and even be drained of energy. Evidence shows
that magnets stimulates and enhances
the body's natural healing process.
Dynamic cupping is when the cups are moved during the treatment. To enable
this to happen, your therapist will
use an oil to lubricate the area of the skin that is being treated. Often
these oils will be infused with
essential oils and herbs.
Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton
ball in 99% alcohol. The cotton is
then clamped and lit. It is then placed into the cup, quickly removed, and placed
on the skin. Fire heats the inside
and suction is created by
cooling and contracting.
The negative pressure of orthopedic cupping rapidly removes adhesions by lifting and releasing contracted and restricted
muscles up and away from the underlying structures. Cupping increases
blood flow, bringing healthy nutrients
to the ischemic muscle tissue. Orthopedic Cupping effectively treats Rotator Cuff, Piriformis Sydrome, Sciatica, Calf Pain, ITB Syndrome & Plantar Fasciitis.
Besides Cupping for injury and recovery, Olympic trainers use suction to draw toxins from the swimmer's bodies. Cumulative Cupping treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, lung capacity, lymphatic drainage and health
maintenance. Many athletes incorporate
it into their training to enhance overall performance, agility and the ability
to recover from training.
Stationary Cupping improves blood
circulation to the area and can be used as
pain management. Stagnation is the cause
of pain. Once stagnation is removed,
one can experience immediate pain
relief. The cup is applied with suction and
left on the problem area for 10-15
minutes to stretch the muscle
and remove excess lactic acid.
The healing results are cumulative.
Massage cupping is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is used to facilitate deep
tissue release and aid in bringing about numerous health benefits to the body, such as: Enhanced flexibility, Lymphatic/blood circulation, Tissue nourishment, &
Body detoxification. This technique
focuses on reducing stagnation & restrictions in problem areas, by breaking down knots,
and by helping to increase fluid
circulation. This method can be
done as light or as deep as you like.
Small cups are used in Face Cupping to vacuum and lift the facial tissue, mimicking the pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. The benefits include increased
local circulation of the skin, increased nutrients brought to the epidermis,
and enhanced absorption of facial
topical. Lines and wrinkles will plump and scar tissue will soften from the negative pressure, making it an exceptionally powerful and surprisingly relaxing enhancement to advanced facial treatments.
(Gluts, Hips & Thighs)
Light pressure provides drainage, while
the heavier applications can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen the connective tissues or orange peel
appearance. The affected areas should
be treated prior to any body wrapping,
to enhance the absorption of the
topical. Powerful lymphatic drainage
loosens adhesions and connective
tissue, moves stagnation, increases
circulation and clears toxins.
PediCupping is a powerful combination of
Bio-magnetic Reflexology, Dynamic
Cupping and Plantar Fascia release on the lower compartment and foot. Reflexology
can reduce stress, relieve pain, increase energy, improve circulation, cleanse the body of myriad of toxins, improve health, strengthen the immune system, enhance creativity and productivity.
Nothing pulls from the body free radical, poisonous molecular debris better than suction. Detoxification Therapy helps rid the body of chemicals and pollutants and can facilitate a return to good health and increase benefits such as reduced stress on the immune system, greater mental clarity, increased vitality of skin and body and elimination of temporary water gain.
Possible Skin Reaction
The color and pattern of the marks depend
on the level of stagnation in the area, and range from a bright red to dark purple,
usually lasting 3 days to a week - sometimes
longer if the person is very sick or
sedentary. If there's no stagnation
present, there will only be a pink
marking, which disappears in a few
minutes to a couple of hours.
Flash cupping is a technique used to apply suction to the skin in short intervals or ‘flashes’. The cup is placed on the skin
for approximately 5 seconds before the pressure inside is released and it is taken off again. This is commonly used to
promote blood circulation.
Herbal cupping is used when stiffness
and aching occurs, usually in the neck
and shoulders (common cold, asthma
and cough), caused by external factors
such as cold, damp and wind attacking
the body. Herbs are also added to
the inside of the cups.
Cupping is an excellent therapy for the belly. It stretches the walls of the organs, thus removing stagnant waste and mucus
which promote the activity of digestion. People have reported the expelling of
excess amount of waste immediately