Cupping is an ancient form of deep tissue massage where hollow devices – made out of bamboo, glass, earthenware or silicone are placed on the skin. Suction is created inside the cup either by sucking the air out with a special pump or by squeezing a flexible cup. This suction causes the skin to rise and this brings the blood flow to the area. Cups are applied to hairless smooth areas of skin because if hair is present a suction seal is not created, so shaving may need to occur prior to treatment.
There are two main techniques that can be used used within a cupping massage. A number of static cups being placed on the skin, which is best for localised problems and applying carrier oil to the skin gliding cups can be used over the tension areas. Gliding cups are more suitable where the whole body needs to be stimulated and where a release of muscle tension is the main goal. Moving a cup helps to separate lesions and promotes myofascial release. Also cupping can help to stimulate tissues and blood vessels as deep down as four inches.
I combined my cupping massage with deep tissue massage to get a extremely therapeutic treatment that is tailored for your needs to help ease tight fibrous bands of contracted muscular tissue. The combination together can to help with chronic muscle tension, relieve stress, increase joint mobility, break down scar tissue and reduce chronic pain. Also it is an ideal treatment for helping to ease pain and discomfort in the major muscle groups like the neck or lower back. It can also be used to relieve strains and treat injuries in your joints and tendons.
I only use Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Vegan Friendly, 100% natural carrier and pure essential aromatherapy oils within my massage treatments.
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