What is Massage Cupping Therapy (CT)?
Cupping Therapy, originating from traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for thousands of years to offer people relief from pain, inflammation, and circulatory problems. It is now making a comeback – especially with athletes and celebrities.
What are the Benefits to Massage Cupping Therapy?
Incorporating Massage Cupping Therapy over the last 10 years, I’ve found it promotes healing by increasing circulation to localized areas. This action mimics your body’s natural inflammatory response summoning fresh, oxygen-rich red blood cells along with white blood cells and nutrients to combat inflammation and reduce the presence of metabolic waste.
Scientists reviewed over one hundred studies on Cupping Therapy (CT). They found evidence that this process helped alleviate chronic pain, inflammation (especially of the neck and back), and nerve pain.
In addition, CT is becoming increasingly popular for beautification purposes such as cellulite reduction. Those suffering from cellulose benefit from six consecutive treatments.
How Does it Work?
In the modern version of CT, we use the manual style or pump to create a vacuum seal. The types used at the Dunedin Well Spa are plastic and medical-grade silicone. Depending on the treatment, the cups may be left in one spot or moved around to provide a deep massage-like sensation. Please inform your therapist if you don’t wish to have circular bruising or red marks after your treatment. If you watched the 2016 Olympic games, you likely witnessed these marks all over Michael Phelps’ body!
Considering these upsides come with almost zero risks, it’s no surprise that CT is having a moment. From potentially easing pain and inflammation to enhancing the beautification of the skin – the evidence is compelling that you’ll likely see improvements in your overall health by giving it a try! Book with an experienced practitioner of seven years at the Dunedin Well Spa or connect to learn more!
Michelle (Review from Google)
After years of searching, I finally found a massage therapist who took action to start correcting issues with my back (including working on scar tissue from a very old car accident!) that finally released tension that I had felt for a very long time. The session made such a difference for me. I can’t wait for my next session! Thanks so much, Rob! 🙂