Functional Cupping

What is functional cupping?

Cupping involves placing a plastic cup on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised or sucked partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.
Different types of function cupping

There are two different methods that you can apply the cups during a treatment, fixed and moving cupping.  During a fixed cupping treatment the cups are placed on the skin where a dysfunction occurs to the soft tissue and are left there for 10-15 minutes.  During a moving cup treatment less vacuum is applied and the cup is moved up and down the soft tissue to help hydrate the fascia which can help improve range of movement at the joint

Favourite Asked Question?

Does cupping leave marks
on the skin?

During a fixed cupping treatment it may cause the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.
Can I combine a cupping
treamtment with other any treament?

Yes, I am combine fixed cupping with moving cupping within a treament.  If during an assesment there are areas of tension and restrictions moving cupping works well to help breakdown scar tissue improving movement at the joint.

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