Cupping Therapy is performed with rubber or silicone cups, and creates a negative pressure (or vacuum) to the skin, which stretches deeper structures within the body. This process breaks down scar tissues, releases adhesions, and brings toxins and unwanted substances to the surface to be flushed from the area.
Cupping Therapy is good for:
- Scars and adhesions
- Chronic tight muscles, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, chronic lower back pain, frozen shoulder, IT band syndrome, and compartment syndrome
Another benefit of Cupping Therapy is that it can be performed on the abdomen. The marks that can be seen after cupping is not a bruise, it is the toxins released from the body, it will subside in a few days to several weeks depending on the accumulations of toxings. The more cupping is performed, the less marks is left.
General Contraindications include:
- Organ failure (especially heart, kidneys, and liver)
- Pregnancy (first trimester)
- Active cancer
Local Contraindications include:
- Hernias, Dislocations, Skin Damage (open wound), Burns, Severe Muscle or Ligament sprains, Inflammation, Tendon rupture, Infection, Fractures, Easy Bleeding, Acute injuries (24 hr), outbreaks of hives, herpes or shingles.