Massage cupping, which is a traditional form of Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years. It is proven to be effective in removing stagnation, stimulating lymphatic flow, and loosening the connective tissues.
Like deep tissue massage, massage cupping breaks up scar tissues, reduces pain, and enhances the flow of blood. This will, in turn, bring healing to the body, especially when essential nutrients flow uninterrupted thanks to the massage.
How Does Cupping Massage Feel?
The massage therapist will place suction cups on your skin that will gently suck your skin, lifting the soft tissues beneath into the cups. These cups will stay in place for 30-40 minutes within which the connective tissues are loosened to facilitate healing.
During the process, you’ll feel some tingling but nothing extreme. It is as if some reconstruction work is going on below your skin. Like a caring, angular octopus is hugging you real tight.
And after the cups are removed, you’ll feel some warmth as the blood flows back to the treated area.
Who Should Have Cupping Massage?
Almost everyone can get massage cupping, especially people struggling with the following conditions:
Also, if you’re struggling with sunburns, wounds, skin ulcers, internal organs disorder, or recent trauma, avoid cupping.
After Cupping Massage
After your appointment, you may feel some mild soreness that will not require any medication. You may also experience a reddening of the treated area that will go away in 10 days or less.
To boost the flushing out of toxins released during the cupping, drink plenty of water. It is also important to take enough rest and keep warm by covering the treated area.
And because your skin is more sensitive, avoid hot showers, intense exercises, saunas, or hot tubs after cupping. Allow your skin to recover so you can reap the complete benefits of massage cupping.
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