What is Cupping?
Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same. This modality allows for a unique approach to fascia and the body. Cupping involves placing plastic cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised partway into the cup. It has the ability to affect deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions and increase range of motion.
You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner’s assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too.
Cupping causes the skin to temporarily discolor. The skin discolouration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks but is not painful. Once the marks have cleared, the technique can be repeated until the problem is resolved.
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Patients seeking Physiotherapy come to LiveWell Health and Physiotherapy Baden because of our holistic approach. We know your first cupping session may feel intimidating so we will always walk you through the process before beginning to make sure you feel fully educated and comfortable with your session.
How Can Cupping Therapy Help Me?
Cupping Therapy isn’t just for Olympians! You too can discover some of the amazing benefits of cupping, particularly if you want to relieve chronic pain and stress. The most common benefits to regular cupping therapy include are listed below.
Reduced swelling and repair time
Relieved muscle tension and compression
Detoxify by drawing fluids towards the surface of the skin
Sooth your nervous system by treating stress, anxiety, and insomnia
Encourage deep relaxation
Can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, veins, and cellulite when performed regularly
The LiveWell Approach
Cupping Therapy Treatment Plans
There are a number of methods of cupping but the two most common are Stationary and Cupping Massage. Stationary Cupping (aka static, parked, fixed cupping) involves the Massage Therapist placing the cup on the client and leaving it in a single position. On the other hand, Cupping Massage (aka gliding, sliding or moving cupping) involves the Massage Therapist applying a lubricant to the skin before applying the cup and then gliding the cup over the tissues.
At Livewell Health and Physiotherapy, each cupping treatment is unique to each client and can be tailored to reflect your needs. Depending on your initial assessment and comfort level the cups will either be moved around in a massage-like manner or left place and either left on the body briefly or left in place for a period of time (either briefly or for longer).
We know your first Cupping Therapy treatment can be a little intimidating, but we can assure you that there is generally very little to be nervous about. In fact, many Baden Cupping Therapy patients feel their pain is alleviated after just a few sessions. If you wish to book a Cupping Therapy Assessment or Cupping Therapy Treatment in Baden, please use the LiveWell Health and Physiotherapy online booking system or contact our office.