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Chinese Cupping Therapy

Chinese Cupping

Chinese Cupping is a specialized treatment which forms part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and can be used to complement other massage treatments. This technique creates a vacuum inside specialized glass cups which are placed on areas of the body to draw up underlying tissue. The suction effect causes local blood pooling in a generalized area to break down adhesive tissue and help remove toxins. Bruising can appear after the cupping treatment; this is normal, especially where there is congestion and stagnation in the muscle tissue.

Some conditions which can be treated with this therapy include:

  • Asthma
  • Muscular tightness or stiffness
  • Chest congestion/colds
  • ITB Syndrome (Illio Tibial Band Syndrome)
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Muscular spasm