Cupping Therapy in Mellow Massage
Cupping Therapy, also known as skin cupping, vacuum cupping, or just cupping, involves placing round cups directly on your skin to relieve pain from injuries, strains, sprains, inflammation, and more. It’s not a new type of therapy, and actually has been used since ancient times thousands of years ago. During those times, it was used to treat lung conditions like pneumonia and bronchitis.
When the cups are placed on the skin (they are sometimes heated and sometimes manually pumped to create suction), they encourage blood flow by the suction they produce. This increased circulation promotes healing and reduces pain. While the session can leave discoloration from broken blood vessels just beneath the skin, any side effects should disappear within 7-10 days.
The Benefits of Cupping Massage
At Mellow Massage, we take the health and well-being of our clients very seriously; this is why we offer cupping. We believe that it promotes healing; advocates also advise that it can be effective in the treatment of:
- Skin conditions including hives and acne
- High cholesterol
- Immune system function problems
- Back and neck pain
- Pain from a variety of injuries/conditions
Some people also believe that cupping is an effective therapy for encouraging the release of toxins from the body tissue and organs. As the suction increases during a session, the enhanced blood flow underneath each cup draws toxins away from tissues and organs and toward the surface for easier extraction.