The cup is positioned over the treatment area and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created by reducing the pressure inside the cup, therefore stretching the underlying tissues up into the cup. By creating suction and negative pressure, it releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscle.
Suction cup therapy is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it’s safe, comfortable and documented through several thousand years of historical, clinical and subjective research. Now, with the influence and growing popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other influential healing methodologies – Cupping has reemerged in the Western Holistic Community as a subtle, remarkable effective healing therapy.
Contracted, congested tissue structures will soften quickly and it’s remarkable on rigid and aching muscles, activating the secretion of synavial fluids to release joint stiffness in ways not possible using the pressure of traditional massage – with only a few minutes of negative pressure therapy. It concurrently creates localized expansion of tissue, producing a profound vasodilatation reaction – drawing blood flow to areas of ischemic pain, raising skin temperature, promoting metabolism within the skin tissue for better functioning of sweat and sebaceous glands, flushing capillary beds, draining stagnant blood, toxins and lymph, and re-supplying vital nutrients.