What is Therapeutic Cupping?

Therapeutic cupping is an ancient healing practice that involves placing cups on the skin and creating a vacuum that draws the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The suction effect helps increase blood flow, reduces muscle tension, and promotes relaxation. It’s typically incorporated into a massage to address specific areas of concern. 

Some of the benefits of cupping therapy as a holistic healing practice are its ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health by: 

  • Addressing physical pain and tension: The suction effect of cupping therapy can release tight muscles, reduce pain, and improve range of motion. 
  • Enhancing circulation: Cupping therapy increases blood flow, which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues and improve overall health. 
  • Promoting relaxation and relieving stress: Cupping therapy can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body relax and reduce stress levels. 
  • Strengthening the immune system: Cupping therapy has been found to activate the immune system, which can help the body fight off illness and disease. 

Therapeutic cupping can be added to your massage upon request. There’s no addition cost. 

Cupping can be performed using silicone cups of various sizes, or with glass cups attached to a machine that provides vacuum. In my practice I use silicone cups, which are squeezed to provide a vacuum with a more gentle, less intense sensation. 

I’m trained and certified in cupping therapy and have been practicing it for over 10 years. If you’re interested in having it included as part of your massage, just let me know in advance.