What Is Cupping?
Cupping like Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years, and has traveled from China into India then through the Middle East and into the Mediterranean. One of the earliest references to cupping is for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and it is frequently used for respiratory conditions. Usually the cups are glass, historically rounds of bamboo were used and more recently silicon cups are being used. The cups are used to create suction on the body usually over specific Acupuncture points or muscles. This can have an effect as deep as the diameter of the cup being used, making it one of the best deep tissue therapies available. The main thing this dose is to stretch the fascia of the muscles causing them to release,
the fascia is a web like matrix spreading in all directions spanning multiple muscles, which tends to bunch up when under nourished, Cupping stretches the fascia in all directions at once.
as well as:
-Increasing oxygenation of tissue
-Remove old stagnant blood
-stimulate the development of new blood vessels
-Stretch fascia and connective tissue.