Have you ever wondered what cupping therapy is, and why it leaves those red marks afterwards??

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Cupping Therapy really is a great technique that has been around longer than you think.

It’s actually dates back to 1550 BC When it was used by the Greeks as a way to remove foreign objects from the body.

You will see it in every day people suffering from muscle stiffness, aches, pains, injuries, stress, tiredness and over all health.

So What Is It??

Cupping Therapy utilises negative pressure rather than tissue compression for a wide array of body work techniques.

It’s is safe comfortable and has massive Benefits.

Cupping also known as Ventosa is a practice where someone places various cups on different parts of the body to create a beneficial reaction. The traditional technique is to use fire to create a vacuum on the cup but now more commonly used is the vacuum cup where a pump gun is used to create suction.

The suction effect created raises the skin and draws blood and toxins to the surface. Cupping is used commonly throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia to treat a variety of conditions such as;

• Swelling

• Chronic Pain

• Inflammation

• Rheumatism

• Migraines

• Bronchitis

• Common Cold

Why Is It Effective??

Cupping therapy creates suction and negative pressure, lifting the connective tissue and releasing rigid tissue while loosening adhesions. The cupping will pull stagnant blood and waste to skin level where it can easily be flushed out by the lymphatic and circulatory systems.

So What Are The Red Marks Left On The Skin??

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These marks are not bruises. They are metabolic waste, blood and other stagnant materials that have been freed from the underlying tissue and brough to the surface where they can be more easily flushed away. These marks can last anywhere from a few hours to 10 to 14 days.

These bruises are not usually painful, they look worse than they are. There are varied reports on how cupping effects different people. It usually depends on the reason they’re doing the treatment. The most common reported feedback is the feeling of relaxation in the muscles and in ones self.

What Are The Benefits Of Cupping Therapy??

There are many benefits of cupping:

Relaxation: suction cups provide a negative pressure on the skin, muscles, and fascia. This is in contrast to the positive pressure of the deep tissue massage, and can be a very relaxing and soothing experience.

Promotes blood circulation speeds up muscle recovery. The negative pressure from the suction allows new blood to flow into that area of tissue with several benefits.

-Provides a feeling of relief from physical and emotional tensions

-Begins the healing and regeneration process – the exchange of blood allows the removal of toxins and dead cells

-Enhances circulation

-Warms the skin, and softens tissues to regain elasticity

-Reduces inflammation

If you would like to see how cupping therapy can help you get into touch and book your session today.

Adam Ambridge

AKA The Transformation Specialist

📧 Adam@akatransformation.co.uk