Application of suction cup to the targeted area, but no blood is extracted from the body In cupping massage, the area to be treated is anointed with a small amount of carefully selected oils. Once anchored, it allows the cups, to be moved around while still maintaining a therapeutic suction bond. Cupping massage can be applied differently to different areas of the body.
Vigorous circles are great to use on the hips, thighs and shoulders. And on both sides of the spinal column, long gliding strokes up and down massage important pressure points connected to every major organ in the body.
There are many therapeutic benefits of cupping massage. It mimics the powerful rolling strokes of deep tissue massage without the discomfort. Massage cupping improves blood circulation by stimulating blood flow. Cupping massage has also been found to be helpful to relieve muscular pain, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, cellulite and a sluggish organs.
Also known as hijama involves incisions on the surface of the skin so that the toxins can physically be released.
A vacuum is created, which anchors the cup to the skin & pulls the skin upwards. From our experience, we find that disease is due to stagnation or blocked chi & in general.
cupping/hijama will unblock & realign chi, thereby restoring health. ‘Wet’ cupping involves making small incisions on the surface of only the skin to allow ‘poisons & toxins’ to be sucked out from the body directly from the affected areas. We use an air extracted “valved pump” for cupping:
A small hand held pump is operated to create a vacuum. Thus the amount of suction can be controlled precisely by the practitioner.
This is also most preferred by many people as it allows control and is also the number one choice from CMA (Complimentary Medical Association).
Fir cupping is a traditional Chinese therapy used to treat illnesses and imbalances for over 2,500 years. Originally, the “cups” were made from animal horns, and practitioners used their own lips to create suction.
Newer methods of cupping use mechanical devices to create the suction. The more traditional method, however, creates suction by applying heat to the cup—such as from a lighted candle—hence the name “fire cupping”.
Usually, a number of suctioning cups are applied to the patient’s skin for several minutes and then removed. While cupping is not considered painful, it may leave round red marks on the skin for a day or more.
Fire Cupping is becoming more and more effective for treatments such as arthritis and pain related problems.