Cupping massage is an ancient form of alternative medicine that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions. This type of massage therapy uses cups to create a vacuum on the skin. This suction can help improve blood circulation and relieve pain. Cupping massage is often used to treat conditions such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and frozen shoulder.
How do I know if cupping massage is right for me?
If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, cupping massage may be a good treatment option for you:
– Low back pain
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Muscle aches and pains
– Plantar Fasciitis
If you are interested in trying cupping massage, it is important to consult with a licensed professional as there are SOME contraindications that would prevent you from receiving cupping massage.
Some contraindications for cupping massage include:
- liver or kidney disorder
- blood clotting disorder
- are at risk of heart attack or stroke
- have had Covid in the past several months
Who needs Cupping Massage?
Almost everyone can benefit from cupping massage. Do you work at a desk all day and suffer from low back pain? Are you looking down at a smart device and have chronic neck pain? Are you a weekend warrior and over do it a few times a month?
You get the point.
It’s common to use a combination of gliding cupping and stagnant cupping (where we leave the cups on for 10-15 minutes) to get the most benefit. Sometimes, we might stretch your body while certain cups are in place.
If you have any questions about cupping and want to see if it’s right for you, please reach out!