The benefits of cupping is to release toxins and get rid of disease in the body, the bruising you may notice is not a bruise like someone damaging but more of dead blood coming to the surface, the more you cup that area the lighter and healthier it becomes. If there is just redness, its also creating blood flow in the area to facilitate healing. There are different ways to do the cupping, and I have literally become a cupping queen, I love it. I have found it releases the tissue so much faster than using the hands, and yes I still use my hands but if there is an area that is tough, I will do some pump release technique to speed it along. I am all for getting you better faster. So in a nutshell, cupping is great for stimulating blood flow, and moving lymph and loosening fascia for a speedy recovery.
A wonderful ancient technique has found it’s place in the modern world of healing. Cupping Therapy is based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience it’s subtle power.
By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping Therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Cupping Therapy is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.
It wakes the body up and makes it feel invigorated, at the same time producing a profound level of healing through nervous system sedation.
It stimulates the skin by increasing circulation while separating fused tissue layers and draining lymph to promote a smooth appearance and healthy glow.
It works deeper by loosening adhesions, facilitating the muscles to operate more independently and stimulating healthy elimination of accumulated debris in the tissues, organs and systems.
Cupping treatment involves the placement of jars on the skin in such a way as to result in a gentle suction action (see FAQ/What is cupping?). Cupping therapy follows meridians, in much the same way as acupuncture and acupressure. Cupping contributes to improved circulation and stress relief, and can be used to treat varying conditions such as pain, cough, and the common cold. Cupping therapy is also used in treating children’s asthma and diarrhea. Some red marks from the suction may temporarily remain, but these usually disappear within a few days.