Cupping originated thousands of years ago and is one of the oldest forms of manual therapy. Used with other massage treatments, Cupping is a useful tool to add into the treatment mix. Cupping is used in the treatment of many types of muscle tensions, including neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, spinal pain, and plantar fasciitis.
The suction of the cups does not hurt. Most people find the sensation very pleasant, a sort of a release. The cups can remain in position for several minutes, or the therapist can glide them over the skin similar a massage.
Cupping promotes relaxation by providing a negative pressure on the skin, muscles, and fascia. This is in contrast to the positive pressure of the deep tissue massage and can be a very relaxing and soothing experience.
Cupping helps to promote blood circulation and speeds up muscle recovery. The negative pressure from the suction allows new blood to flow into that area of tissue which provides relief from physical and emotional tensions. This helps to begin healing and regeneration and enhance circulation. Cupping also warms the skin and softens tissues to regain elasticity and reduce inflammation.
Modern Massage Cupping for Health and Beauty is an introductory course in the application of silicone vacuum cups by massage therapists. This class discusses the history, application, purpose, and techniques of use of various massage cups (type & size considerations), safety and sanitation, indication and contraindications for various client health needs.
The class is intended to provide therapists an introduction to the use and benefits of silicone or plastic vacuum cups for myofascial release and remodeling, support of circulation, reducing muscle pain, or even assisting with bronchial congestion. This is a gliding (dry) cupping class as there is no needling performed as in acupuncture.
Well suited for home and practice use, Vacuum Massage and Cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient Chinese Cupping Therapy. Cupping is a subtle, yet powerful addition to any practice.
We are holding a Modern Massage Cupping class on September 22 from 9am-6pm. Call now to register at 610-705-4401.