One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward.
You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing.
Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same.
Cupping has numerous benefits.
Cellulite is condition of dimpled skin, accumulating mostly on the hip, thigh and buttocks area, and does occur mostly among women. Cellulite is mainly caused by a genetic condition, that allows for a retention of fluids, as a result causing an ineffective blood circulation, caused by weak veins and an inefficient lymphatic drainage system.
More fat cells are also developed, caused by hormonal imbalances. These factors all contribute to transforming fat cells beneath the skin into cellulite.
By introducing a cupping-therapy to the affected area, the suction applied to the skin will cause breakage of the cellulite, stimulating the blood circulation, thus freeing fat and toxins to flow through the lymphatic drainage network.
A cupping therapy is flexible in the sense, that the user can apply the treatment only to the areas suffering from a cellulite condition.
Treats back pain.
A good way to treat joints and back pain that arise from exhaustive physical effort, is cupping therapy. Properly positioned, the cups help to improve blood circulation in the area where pain is present, reduce inflammation, and relax the muscles, removing the troublesome pain.
With a cupping-treatment, a suction process is created, lifting the skin over the muscles, targeting soft tissue with applied pressure to the areas affected by pain and swelling, this process will help the blood vessels and capillaries expand, paving the way for fresh infusion of blood, carrying nutrients and oxygen for the healing process of damage and injuries.
This new blood flow, will help to flush away accumulated toxins and dead cells, that may have been causing the pain. A better blood-flow helps stimulating the stiff muscle tissue to relax, relieving the user of pain.
Flushes out the toxins from your body.
The cupping therapy is essentially centered around the idea of detoxifying the areas, on which the cupping therapy is applied to.
An accumulation of toxins in the body, can result in illness and possible infections.
By detoxifying the body, a process on which the body goes into a regenerative resting state, while simultaneously provided with the essential nutrients it needs to rebuild. This stage ensures that the body undergoes cleansing process of toxins and accumulated impurities.
Such a detoxifying process is mostly handled by our liver, lymphatic system and intestines. A cupping therapy can offer a helping hand, of speeding up the detoxifying process, by applying a suction to particular spots on the body.
During a cupping process you will experience a change in color on the surface of the skin, where the suction is applied. By lifting the upper layer of the skin, the accumulated impurities lying within are pulled towards the layer, undergoing the suction, allowing for a fresh blood flow to go through carrying oxygen and nutrients to the injured and unhealthy area.
Helps with weight loss.
While traditional weight loss methods do not work on certain areas of the body, cupping therapy is recognized for effective fat removal. These silicone cupping cups are applied and the results are amazing.
Cupping therapy will stimulate tissue oxygenation, cell metabolism, blood circulation, cell renewal and increased firmness of the skin. Applying this treatment repeatedly, will get you, a smooth adipose tissue under the skin and, thus removing the fat cells.
Reverses aging effects.
Given the improved blood circulation a cupping-therapy can induce on its recipient, the suction process applied via cupping, promotes the rejuvenation of the layer of collagen and elastin under the skin, providing better nutrition, as well as giving the skin a healthy young glow. The suction process helps reducing visible fine lines, and wrinkles, even lessen the appearance of scars by injuries or acne. Drainage of fluids in the lymph glands is also one of the many positive attributes of a facial cupping therapy.
They can also be used in respiratory diseases such as common colds, flu, cough, bronchitis, asthma or digestive problems such as stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, also treating intercostals neuralgia, shoulder pain, reduces inflammation of tissues and supports cell regeneration.
Recovery after stroke (paralysis during the first six months after the attack can benefit from cupping therapy.) They can also be used in trigeminal neuralgia, torticollis, menstrual problems, anemia, sexual problems, cystitis, fatigue, insomnia and migraine.