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Cupping therapy

Cupping is where a glass cup is applied onto the skin surface
and the pressure within the cup is reduced (either through heat
or suction).

What you need to know:

  • The aim of cupping is to draw blood circulation to the area
    and help muscle tissues release toxins
  • Cupping will leave painless 'bruise-like marks' which will
    disappear in a few days. This is a result of the suction from
    the cups bringing stagnant blood to the skin surface.
    Please inform us if this is going to be a problem.
  • Cupping therapy is commonly used in conjunction with
    Acupuncture to further loosen up muscle tissue
  • Cupping can sometimes be used in active form; where the
    glass is mobile and the skin is being pulled (oil is applied).
    This is called sliding cupping and is similar to remedial massage
    where movement and manipulation of muscle tissue helps
    relieve tension.

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