Cupping, using glass or bamboo cups as well as heat to create suction, has been used throughout the world for centuries. It is an ancient form of alternative medicine which gives patients relief from pain and inflammation and can help with circulation, relaxation and general well-being. We use silicone cups which are soft and flexible, to treat the tissue to a depth of a few inches.
The therapist will use oil or lotion on the skin to allow the cups to glide. Unlike manual tissue massage, which presses down on the tissue, silicone cups pull up the tissue without pain. This is an excellent treatment where the muscular and fascial tissue are adhered or “stuck”, or where there are areas of poor circulation. Cupping is used in conjunction with Swedish massage, at no extra cost to the client.