Why Is Cupping Therapy Beneficial for Everyone?
Although our team has a ton of fun during your Cupping procedures, we don’t solely do it for that reason. This ancient alternative therapy technique originated in China, has been around for centuries, and comes with a multitude of benefits. Friends, we are not just here to put life sucking devices on you for the joy of it. So why is cupping therapy beneficial for everyone?
Well let’s explore and get started with some of our professional massage therapist!
What is cupping in the first place?
Cupping is not only a great service that we offer here at our massage therapy clinic in Honolulu, but it’s a form of alternative therapy that originated in China. This form of therapy works by placing cups on the skin that create a suction.
To be more in depth, it’s suction cups that are placed on your skin in particular areas, the most common areas include the back, shoulders, posterior neck, forearms, hamstrings, and calves as needed by our patients.
This suction promoted the flow of “qi” in your body. This is a Chinese word meaning life force, and has been known to restore and balance a patient’s yin and yang (negative and positive), by increasing blood circulation to the applied areas. This relief in muscle tension improves your overall blood flow and promotes the repairing process in your cells.
This form of therapy is quite the feeling during your treatment.
What should I expect during my cupping treatment?
During your cupping treatment, you could expect cups being placed on a particular point along your skin. Our rubber cupping pumps will create a suction on your skin for about 10-20 minutes.
Throughout the procedure, you will notice your skin rising to the suction of the cups. About 10-20 minutes later, the skin will turn red as the blood vessels along your body enlarge. Don’t be afraid by this as the skin and blood flow are coming into a better balance throughout the procedure.
Here is an in-depth Cupping Session at our clinic in Honolulu!
What are the health benefits of Cupping Therapy?
So why is cupping therapy beneficial for everyone? Or should some of us hold off on a session?
If you are under one of the following categories, it is actually something you may want to take precaution with, and ask your doctor about. Children under 4 years old shouldn’t receive cupping therapy. Seniors with fragile skin and medication are not recommended. Pregnant people should avoid cupping along the abdomen and lower back. If you are currently menstruating, it is recommended you do not take cupping.
What should I do next?
There are many different methods of applying cupping therapy to each individual person, and many of them are listed on our other blog “Cupping Massage In Honolulu”. We also go over the ecchymosis that develops after the cupping session, which tends to look like a bruise, but is completely different!
If you would like to experience you own cupping massage appointment in Honolulu, our team offers a variety of different services for you to explore. Book an appointment today! We would love to welcome you into our family with our warm aloha spirit, clean & sanitized clinic, and open arms! We are here for you.
Interested in your own cupping massage in Honolulu?
Add cupping to any regular Combination Massage or Royal Package for an additional $20. Click here for a Youtube presentation on cupping and how it can be beneficial for you! Call us at (808) 200-4611 or request an appointment online to schedule your cupping session today. Cupping is provided only by selected therapists with special training.