Cupping soothes the nervous system, creating a parasympathetic “rest and digest” response. The negative pressure from cupping pulls these waste products up and flushes out. Helping to facilitate new fresh blood coming in and aiding with final clean up. The vacuum formed by cupping brings old stagnant blood and cellular waste to the surface and away from the affected tissue. Now fresh, healthy new blood and fluid can circulate to the area bringing in fresh oxygen, blood cells and nutrients to the area.
In areas where there is stagnant blood, lymph, cellular waste and toxins, cupping marks are usually left behind following treatment. This means stagnant fluids have been flushed from deeper layers to the surface aiding in recovery. The color and pattern of the marks depends on the level of stagnation in the area. Discoloration following treatment ranges and usually lasts anywhere from 3 days to a week. These colorful displays are normal and should not be painful. These are not bruises which are caused by trauma to the body resulting in ruptured blood vessels.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy:
- Stimulates blood flow
- Loosens muscles
- Relieves pain
- Increases flexibility/range of motion
- Reduces stress
Cupping can be a stand-alone therapy session or integrated into your chiropractic adjustment. Inducing deep relaxation prior to your adjustment can make for a more effective, gentle and comfortable spinal adjustment.
A cupping therapy session is $25.00.