Cupping involves placing warm cups which are placed on the treated muscles to further remove stagnation of blocked blood flow and therefore stimulate the free flow of Qi. Usually dark reddish-purple cupping marks will remain on the body as the prognosis is still progressing after the treatment, which in effect is continuing to eliminate waste products and blockages.
Cups can also glide across the surface of the skin with the use of massage oil applied prior to the glass cups to ensure it can cover more surface to dispel internal toxins. Cupping helps to invigorate the local circulation of blood and Qi in the treated area by loosening connective tissue the relax the body. It is best for the patient not to take a shower or go swimming after the treatment as cold can easily seep into the body and cause illness.
If you are a customer who prefers pain relief without the use of needles, herbs, or physical massage, then cupping may be suitable for you. Some health problems such as skin conditions, sport injuries, back and neck pain, migraines, knee arthritis and other chronic/acute conditions can definitely be treated by cupping. If you are looking to seek for more advice you are more than welcome to book an appointment or call us to discuss your needs on finding the most effective treatment for you.