What is Cupping Therapy?
You can read about cupping therapy all over the internet and get a lot of mixed information about it. To make things clear, we use cupping to treat muscles and it works amazingly!
Cupping is an effective method to get rid of muscle tension and pain. It also improves the overall functioning of the body. It greatly enhances the supply of nutrient-rich blood to the body, promoting total-body healing and wellness. Furthermore, it proves to be better than other techniques used.
This traditional Chinese medicine technique works by forming a vacuum between the cup and your skin. We have different cupping methods available such as dynamic cupping, myofascial cupping, and fire glass cupping. Forming a vacuum happens in several ways, depending on what type of cupping we use. For example, we use flames to build a vacuum during fire glass cupping.
How Does Cupping Massage Work?
Cupping is like a reverse massage. The negative pressure built by cups opens up the blood vessels and enhances blood flow to the soft tissues. Muscles in our body are prone to pain when they don’t receive enough blood during circulation. It also results in muscles getting stiffer with time. This never-ending cycle can effectively be broken by cupping or other similar techniques.
Who Does Cupping Work For?
At Maximum Potential Physiotherapy NW Calgary, our patients who suffer from muscle pain benefit the most from cupping massage sessions. However, unlike most treatments, this treatment does not suit every patient. Cupping is just a tool in your therapist’s reserve to help you get back to movement. We make sure to combine cupping with therapeutic exercise, and a wide variety of massage techniques (advanced neurological techniques, deep tissue massage, active release technique, myofascial release techniques, relaxation massage, Swedish massage, and sports massage) to get maximum results. Improve your blood circulation and range of motion with cupping therapy to achieve your health goals!