What is cupping therapy?
How does cupping therapy work?
How is cupping therapy performed?
Alternatively, manual therapists (such as myself) may perform air cupping. This is a slightly less invasive way to apply cupping. The therapist applies a silicone or plastic cup to the skin, and a pump is attached to the end of the cup, the pump is used to create the vacuum like suction on the skin. With air cupping, the suction on the skin is monitored by the therapist and can easily be adjusted with the suction pump.
Once a cup is placed on the skin, the cup can be left stagnant, or the therapist can slide the cup over a lubricated area of skin. Cups are typically left on the skin for 5-10 minutes and, once removed, can result in a circular bruise that fades within 3-5 days. Although the bruising from the treatment can look intense, the treatment itself is quite painless and can be incorporated as part of your massage treatment.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the treatment, Choice Health Centre is just a phone call away at 902-404-3668.
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by Jodi Greene, RMT