Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment which has been practised for thousands of years. It stimulates the flow of Qi and blood.
Cupping has gained increasing popularity in recent years, thanks to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Gerri Halliwell who turned up at red carpet functions with cupping marks on their back and raved about its amazing results. Grant Hackett, Brett Hawke and other Australian Olympic swimming team members were seen around the swimming pool spotting similar red welts
Cupping is used on its own or in combination with Acupuncture or Chinese herbs.
Some of the benefits of Cupping
Some of the common health problems Cupping can treat
How Cupping works
A naked flame is used on the inside of the glass cups to create a vacuum with a suction effect. The warm cups are quickly placed on the skin and left in place for approximately 10-15 minutes.
The skin will feel tight during the treatment but Cupping is not painful.
The reddening of the skin (Cupping marks) after the treatment is an indication that circulation has been brought to the surface to nourish the muscles and to allow toxins to be released through the skin. These marks are usually painless and will clear within 3 to 7 days.
Clients typically find instant relief from aching muscles and feel a better sense of wellbeing after the treatment.
Cupping is known to activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, release toxins and is very effective for deep tissue repair. The use of Cupping in TCM is much broader than just releasing muscle pain. Cupping can also be used to treat much deeper internal health problems.
“It feels amazing and it’s very relaxing, and it feels terrific.”
Gwyneth Paltrow described Cupping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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