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Most people have by now heard of Cupping Therapy. Many are scared to try it or some are just not sure if it will help. So, the big question, does Cupping work? And if so, who can benefit from Cupping Therapy?
Cupping Therapy has been around for many centuries. It is actually one of the first medical treatments where a tool was used. FYI – Thanks to cupping, breastfeeding moms have the breast pump today because it assists to relieve milk-stasis.
How does cupping work?
In the very old days, it was used to remove sepsis (toxins) from the body. It is your best non-invasive method to cleanse and oxygenate the blood. Published objective studies in the Medical Journal shows that it directly detoxifies the blood.
It also stimulates your white blood cell count. Therefore it is crucial for people with a low immune system or those who suffer from chronic fatigue.
The Eastern explanation of Cupping Therapy
Cupping Therapy in its traditional form is a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Meridians are the channels in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue.
There are five meridians on the back. When we treat it, invigorating energy travels to the whole length of the body. Cupping therapy can treat the body up to four inches or 10 cm into the tissues. This means that even your organs such as your liver and lungs can be treated and cleansed.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy:
- Assists tissues to release toxins
- Activates the lymphatic system (waste-disposal)
- Clears colon blockages
- Helps clear the veins, arteries, and capillaries from dead blood cells and debris
- Revitalizes the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Cupping is probably the best deep tissue massage (myofascial release) available.
What is the correct usage for Cupping Therapy?
Treatment regularity can vary from once per week, to maximum 3x per week for ultimate results. Energy levels need to restore in between sessions and your body needs to allow the repair process. We recommend for example Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as treatment days.
Maximum treatment time for placement cupping should not exceed 10 minutes when performed in a salon or spa environment. Massage (movement) cupping for the full body is recommended at 90 minutes per session. Home use requires 10 minutes per day per area.
The Cupping Massage technique is very useful and very safe and can be easily learned and incorporated into your salon, spa or medi-spa. Have you decided? Does Cupping work? The proof is in the pudding! Do make sure you try this amazing therapy before coming to a conclusion!
Want to offer Cupping Therapy to your clients?
Invest in the Bellabaci Professional Massage Kit. This self-training kit was developed by specialists to help bring cupping to those who need it.
Kit includes: 2 super cups | 2 soft body cups | 2 hard body cups | 1 soft facial cups | 1 soft Bambino | A 45 min DVD | A training manual | A travel bag
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