At Better Body Massage Therapy, we have more than seven years of experience in massage treatment methods. In that time, we’ve learned that important knowledge can be found overlapping both traditional medicine and innovative science. Cupping has been a treatment used as far back as 300 AD in China, yet it’s experiencing somewhat of a resurgence today.
Here’s how it works. Small bamboo jars or glass cups are placed on the skin, then the practitioner creates suction inside the cup. That suction lightly draws both the skin and the initial muscle layer into the cup, then the cup is left in place as the patient relaxes. Cupping works as the opposite of massage because while massage applies targeted pressure to muscles, cupping pulls the same muscles upwards utilizing suction.
Cupping has been proven to be an effective treatment for conditions such as neck and back pain, migraines, weight loss, fatigue, stiff muscles, anxiety, and more. Additionally, many people describe the experience of cupping as extremely relaxing. This method has been used for hundreds of years, and it could be the one that’s right for you. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone today.