Why choose cupping?
Cupping, an alternative therapy that originated in China, involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow, as well as the flow of “qi” in the body.
Cupping relieves muscle tension by increasing blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Cupping therapy for athletes.
Athletes claim that cupping helps them perform better by helping them speed up the recovery process, alleviate muscle stiffness and heal from injuries. Treatment can also increase flexibility so athletes can train longer and harder. Other benefits include:
- Removing toxins
- Alleviating inflammation
- Relief from plantar fasciitis
- Myofascial decompression