Cupping is a traditional Chinese technique that relies on negative pressure, creating suction on the skin, as opposed to the tissue compression techniques that are normally used during a massage.
Massage cupping is a bodywork approach based on an ancient healthcare practice of using cup shaped objects to create suction on the skin for various health and wellness benefits. The cups are moved over the skin, softening superficial fascia, which can bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and loosen adhesions and scar tissue.
It is also an excellent means of assisting with the flow of lymph, which aids in the body’s natural process of detoxification. Cupping therapy at Body Remedy also helps relieve aching muscles, releases joint stiffness, and may reduce inflammation for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
During your session, a therapist will position a suction cup over specific treatment areas, producing a vacuum effect that helps improve overall circulation. Lie back, take a deep breath and enjoy the feeling of deep relaxation as it spreads throughout your entire body.
Cupping is a healing and rejuvenating therapy best experienced first-hand. Try something different and add this age-old practice to your next massage.