Cupping

 

What is Cupping? Fire is used to quickly burn the oxygen inside a glass cup which is then placed on the skin. The lack of oxygen inside the cup creates a vacuum that generate suction when placed on the skin. The cups may be left in one position on the body or slid across the skin to affect a larger area.

How does it work? This is a technique we often use to help people with back and shoulder pain and muscle tension. It also helps to improve circulation and detoxify the body.

Does it hurt? No – but it does feel strange at first! Many people feel great relief from tight muscles after cupping.

Is it safe? Yes. It is important to be aware that cupping can leave temporary purple or red marks on the skin from the suction. These can last anywhere from 1-7 days.