CUPPING TECHNIQUE

Non-invasive therapy for St. Catharines - Thorold residents.

PURPOSE OF THE CUPPING TECHNIQUE

Cupping relieves tension and reduces friction and adhesions in the underlying tissue. Cupping increases blood flow and lymphatic circulation. The muscle tissue is subsequently relaxed, and also draws pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

The therapist applies a specialized plastic cup onto the skin. The cupping machine is turned on which creates a suction effect. This draws the skin and underlying tissue into the cup, which will cause the patient to feel a therapeutic suction sensation. The therapist then moves the cup in a continuous fashion amongst the target area.

HOW DOES IT FEEL? SIDE EFFECTS?

This technique is not typically painful. It feels like a slight pulling and “suction” to the area where the cupping is applied. A potential redness may or may not occur in the tissue. Each patient and each treatment is different. The treatment is “dynamic,” which means the suction cups are always moving. This helps to limit redness, in comparison to the alternative, static cupping techniques.