Did you know that we offer cupping here at The Vault? Cupping can be added on as an enhancement to any massage, and our monthly massage members receive cupping for just half the price! We use dry cupping, so there is no heat involved which means no risk!
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that originated in China, in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People use cupping for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to the muscle, it uses gentle pressure to pull the muscle upward. The skin and superficial layer of muscle is then lightly drawn into the cup.
Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected materials. The suction from the cups on the skin disperses and breaks up stagnation by drawing congested blood. This increase in blood flow can promote cellular repair and can help form new connective tissue. Cupping is especially useful for athletes, as cupping has the potential to relieve muscle spasms.
Cupping is typically used to relieve back and neck pains, as well as stiff muscles, but it can also improve anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and even has a positive effect on the digestive system. People use cupping to complement their care for a host of ailments and conditions.
This therapy is becoming more popular nowadays, but a lot of people don’t know that it’s been around for centuries. As health practitioners and researchers continue to study the benefits of cupping, this traditional alternative care technique will gain further acceptance and wider practice across holistic healthcare centers in the U.S. as an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments. Try it out for yourself!