With cupping therapy becoming an increasingly popular form of massage, you may have heard about the technique through the grapevine. However, this newly popular technique has actually been practiced since ancient Chinese, Middle Eastern and Egyptian periods. Cupping Therapy is a practice that has emerged itself into our current times and proves to hold many benefits.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a massage technique that makes use of specially crafted cups. These cups may be made out of glass, silicone, bamboo or earthenware. Cupping therapy can be done in two different ways; dry or wet. Both of the techniques, however, make use of heat to create a vacuum-like pressure within the cup, which is what allows the cups to stay on your skin. Your massage therapist will place a flammable substance within the cup and set the substance alight. The fire will then be doused and the cup will be placed on your skin. The cooling of your skin and the trapped heat in the cup work together to create suction, resulting in a deep massage.
Why Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy has not been thoroughly researched as a technique that has the ability to cure ailments completely, but it does still offer beneficial and healing properties. People who turn to cupping therapy are usually people who are looking to treat various ailments such as:
- High Blood Pressure
If cupping therapy is something that sounds as if it could benefit you and your health, please head to our homepage to find a local cupping therapist near you.