Cupping treatments are used to heal injuries or release tight sore muscles in spasm. Cupping increases blood flow to the area & draws out old stagnant blood allowing your muscles to recover & reduce pain . By using several cups in the problem area, cupping stretches the fascia & muscle considerably & brings in white blood cells, platelets & fiber blasts new chemical to promote healing in the area treated. When the vacum occures this causes separation of the different tissue & release healing to occur. You will have red, blue or dark marks from the cupping as this is a process to increase blood circulation & increase oxygen to the muscles & injured areas.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for several minutes. A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage like effect.You might get several cups in your first session.