Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine where the therapist will place a cup on the skin of the patient to create suction. It has been used to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow stagnation, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The vacuum effect in cupping causes the immune system to be recruited and the skin to rise and redden, due to the blood vessels expanding and being drawn to the surface of the skin. The cup is typically left in place for three to ten minutes. The most common side effect is bruising, but some can also experience tenderness at the cupping site. It is important to let our staff know should you experience these issues. Overall, cupping is a very safe and effective treatment to aid in wellness care.
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