Cupping is a massage technique in which local suction is created on the skin to increase blood flow in order to promote healing.
Hand cups can be used on any region of the body. Placing suction cups on the body creates a partial vacuum to reduce tension on the skin and tissues underneath. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio can use cupping as an effective treatment for a range of conditions.
What is cupping?
Cupping is an effective massage technique to increase the body's blood circulation, remove toxins and promote the healing process. Cupping applies a partial vacuum to relieve tension on the skin and underlying tissues. The relief of tension promotes an increase of blood flow, which helps the body to begin the process of healing damaged areas and remove toxins that have built up over time. Removal of waste substances in the body can lead to a relief of tension without large amounts of pressure being applied. Cupping can be used over any region of the body as long as there is a seal between the skin and cup, therefore cupping is more suited to larger areas of muscles.
What is cupping used for?
Cupping is a massage technique used for:
- Increasing blood flow
- Removing waste products
- Relieving tension
Cupping is used to increase blood circulation. When cupping is applied to the skin it creates a partial vacuum which reduces the pressure on the skin and tissues underneath. This effect promotes and increases the blood flow which stimulates the body's healing process.
Cupping also is used to help remove waste products from the muscles. During an increase of blood flow waste products and toxins are removed. The removal of waste products can lead to healthier muscles. Reducing waste products in the muscles prevents tension build up.
Cupping is used to help relieve tension. The cupping massage technique lifts tissues up, relaxing muscles and allowing muscle fibres to move slightly apart. Allowing muscle fibres to move apart slightly, releases tension from the muscles and can increase flexibility.
What are the benefits of cupping?
Cupping has many benefits. The benefits of cupping include:
Cupping is beneficial to help increase healing to soft tissues in the body. Cupping is a suction technique which is placed on the skin to loosen and relieve tight areas. The vacuum lifts the tissue up and releases pressure from the skin. Cupping increases the blood flow which helps the body to heal and remove toxins or waste products which have built up over time.
Cupping is also beneficial to decrease tension. Cupping is beneficial as it relieves tensions without the need of large pressures being applied. The cupping massage technique also lifts the tissues up, relaxing the muscles and allowing the muscle fibres to move slightly apart. To enable the muscle fibres to move apart rather than being tightly packed together increases the range of movement and flexibility of the muscle area.
Cupping helps to maintain healthy muscles by removing waste products and assisting healing of any damaged tissues. Maintaining healthy muscles is important to prevent tightness and injury. People participation in sport benefit from maintaining healthy muscles so that is does not decrease performance.
How does cupping help?
Cupping helps by removing waste products, increase temperature and increasing tissue elasticity.
Cupping helps by removing waste products and toxins in the body. Cupping applies a partial vacuum on the surface of the skin. This partial vacuum lifts up the skin and underlying tissues to relieve pressure and tension. Lifting the skin and tissues promotes an increase of blood pressure and the removal of waste products and toxins.
Cupping also helps my increasing temperature of the soft tissues. Increased temperature allows muscles to relax. Cupping also stimulates parasympathetic nervous system which slows down metabolism and induces relaxation. Relaxed muscles can decrease pain and tightness.
Cupping increases tissue elasticity. By using a suction technique cupping lifts up deeper tissues, relaxing the muscles and allowing muscle fibres to move. Muscle fibres can become tightly packed and produce tightness and stiffness around an area. Cupping enables the muscle fibres to slightly move allowing an increase in movement and flexibility in a muscle.
Cupping is an effective massage technique to stimulate the body's self-healing system, reduce tension and decrease pain. Hand cups are placed on the surface of the skin in which a suction technique is used to lift the skin and tissues up. Cupping increases the blood flow and removes waste products in the body promoting a quicker recovery. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio can use cupping as an effective treatment for a range of conditions.
How can I arrange an appointment for cupping?
To arrange a cupping treatment at Manchester Physio, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 883 0077.