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Cupping isn’t a new practice, but with the rise of social media and celebrities and other influential people posting their cupping marks, many people have been curious about trying the treatment for themselves. Though cupping therapy has become more common, the process of it isn’t spoken about very often. If you are wondering what the benefits of cupping therapy are and how to manage your expectations, this article will provide you with all the information you need.

Cupping Overview

Cupping is similar to an inverse massage. The cup’s suction lifts fluid into the area and may break a few blood cells in the process, which later results in bruising. While this may sound intimidating, the therapy is not painful.

Some of the benefits of cupping are: having more energy, better flexibility, improved blood flow, reduced chronic neck and knee pain, and maintaining a relaxed body.

Types of Cupping

There are two common types of cupping, fixed and moving. Fixed cupping involved the cups being placed in a specific area for a few minutes and then removing it. Moving cupping involves adding oil to your skin and moving the cup or cups around different areas briefly.

How Long Does A Session Last?

Many people believe that cupping is a long process but many patients are done in 15-25 minutes

It’s Not Just For Your Back

Most people believe that cupping can only be done to your back. While it is true that the back is a common area to target, you can also do it on other parts of your body such as your arms or thighs.

How Long Do The Cupping Marks Last?

If you are planning to wear a backless dress after your cupping session, you might want to reconsider. Cupping marks can often last for days or possibly longer depending on the individual. Some people may not even receive visible or long-lasting marks after a session.

Who Should Try Cupping Therapy?

With all the cupping promotion on social media, more people are signing up to take part in this type of physical therapy. When selecting a business to perform this service, make sure that they are licensed practitioners with positive reviews. While generally safe, cupping does have very serious risks associated with it as well. Some risks of cupping therapy are:

  • Burns

  • Muscle tension

  • Skin infections

  • Scarring

If you are suffering from any medical attention, ask your doctor about cupping before going in for treatment. Cupping therapy is not advised for those with bleeding disorders, frequent blood clots, and psoriasis.

East Wing Spa has a team of trusted and licensed cupping practitioners that is passionate about providing quality service to our clients. Call us to book your appointment today.

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