Chinese cupping therapy is a process of suctioning or vacuuming sections of the body’s meridian system to draw out toxins, pain management, increasing blood flow, and promoting a healthier flow of Qi energies.
The massage therapist will apply massage oil or baby oil to your skin before placement of the cups. The air inside each cup is heated with a flame before placing the cup upside down directly onto the skin. As a result, a suction sensation occurs and attaches to the body. The cups are left on the body for a few minutes. Welt marks, an effect of the air pressure, could remain on the skin for up to fifteen days following your treatment.
- Muscular aches and pains
- Sciatica and back pain
- Rheumatic conditions
- Weakened immune systems