Though cupping and massage is associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, it was also practiced in ancient Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. It refers to an ancient type of alternative therapy where special cups are placed on the skin surface to create a suction effect.
Many people choose cupping and massage for pain management, which helps relieve inflammation, boost blood flow, enjoy deep tissue massage for sheer relaxation, and for an
If you are wondering how you can benefit from cupping and massage, here are some of the advantages.
Enhance the Flow of Energy
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, most practitioners believe that optimal energy flow within the body helps someone’s wellbeing and health. Some practitioners believe cupping therapy boosts the flow of energy throughout the body. The vacuum-like action of the suction cups causes increased blood flow to the target area, resulting in skin discoloration. They believe the discoloration of the skin is nothing but negative energy that is pulled to the surface of the skin from where it is expelled out.
Therapists place the cups on the precise pressure points that are used during shiatsu massage or acupuncture. When you decide to sign up for cupping massage, it stimulates the flow of energy through your body and this helps to improve your mental as well as physical health.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, you will find regular cupping sessions can alleviate pain and provide relief. Cupping improves blood circulation to the injured parts of the body and in turn, facilitates healing and minimizes pain. According to various clinical studies, the effects of cupping offer pain relief for a longer duration compared to other types of pain management modalities.
People diagnosed with fibromyalgia can reduce the muscle stiffness that comes with this disorder. Cupping can help loosen muscles and help improve mobility and flexibility to the treated areas. It can also help athletes who are dealing with stiff muscles.
Overall Body and Mental Relaxation
Cupping is a type of massage that helps make you feel relaxed. It is soothing, and the light touch of the therapist can completely relax your body and remove any stress or tension within the muscles. The strokes that the therapist uses are reminiscent of a massage and that is why you will come away from a cupping session feeling relaxed and de-stressed.
Other Health Benefits of Cupping and Massage
A study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine in 2015 states that cupping can help people suffering from acne and herpes zoster. Another study by Australian and Chinese research has found that cupping can help with conditions such as facial paralysis, cervical spondylosis.
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