Charlotte Cupping – Therapy Massage
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of massage and alternative medicine in which a local suction is create on the skin to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. It is a lesser-known treatment that provides a pleasant experience used safely in children, adults and elderly persons.
Before a cupping therapy massage session begins, a complete assessment of the client’s specific conditions at the time of treatment will be taken into consideration by the massage therapist.
Some of the benefits of cupping therapy massage include:
– Lymph drainage
– Loosens adhesion
– Releases deep tissue issues
– Moves stagnation
– Relieves inflammation
– Stimulates blood flow
– Sedates the nervous system
During cupping therapy, a small glass cup or bamboo jar is used as a suction device and placed on the skin. The massage therapist/practitioner uses a specific set of movements and combinations with the cups to eliminate debris and release rigid soft tissue. The suction creates space and separation in the tissues, allowing the therapist to work more effectively on the client.
The entire back may be treated with cupping massage therapy, including the neck, shoulders, middle and lower back. The hip and thigh areas are sometimes included as well. Cupping stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and qi to affected areas, further relieving muscle pain, chest congestion or joint stiffness.
Cupping massage therapy can affect the body up to four inches into the tissue, releasing toxins, clearing colon blockages, and also clearing veins, arteries and capillaries. While it is a safe and effective therapy, patients may see harmless and painless bruise-like marks on their body after the treatment, which will disappear within a matter of a couple of days.
Consider cupping to be a classic deep tissue massage technique in reverse, and have it incorporated into your next hands-on massage treatment for ultimate relaxation.