Best Cupping Treatment


Overview

Cupping involves placing cups on the skin which will help to create suction. Cupping helps to increase blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This relieves tension in the muscles, which can help in improving overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may further help in forming new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.

Types of Cupping

Cupping is performed using glass cups which are round-shaped like balls and open on one end. There are two types of cupping performed today:

  • Dry cupping:
    It is a suction-only method.
  • Wet cupping:
    This may involve both controlled medicinal bleeding and suction.

Treatment

Cupping treatment usually involves placing a cup on the skin and then it is suctioned onto the skin. After the hot cup is placed on the skin, the air inside the cup cools down and creates a vacuum, which then helps to draw the skin and muscle upwards into the cup. The cupped areas are covered with the help of an ointment and bandages. This helps in preventing infection. Any mild bruising or other marks are expected to disappear within a few days of the session.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Cupping Painful?

    Massage cupping therapy is not painful but everyone’s experience with this technique can differ. Most often, the experience is painless and beneficial.

  • Should I take bath after a cupping treatment?

    It is advisable to stay away from warm temperatures 2 hours before and 2 hours after the treatment as it can cause inflammation and skin damage.