One of the most popular alternative remedies for muscle relaxation and muscle recovery, cupping therapy has been gaining increasing notoriety over the past few years. Cupping has become increasingly popular with athletes and physical fitness enthusiasts, especially since a slew of olympic and professional athletes began implementing it in their recovery routines and promoting it on social media.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist places special cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow. Cupping helps relieve muscle tension and tightness also helps pain, inflammation, blood flow and well-being. We have combined Cupping with Lana Signature massage in order to provide you with the ultimate relaxation experience.
Cupping usually involves creating a small area of low air pressure right next to the skin. However, in order to create that suction, a variety of tools are used, and the method of creating the low pressure, and the procedures followed during the treatment differ based on the professional providing the treatment.
The cups are normally placed only on softer tissue, where they can form a good, strong seal along the edge of the cup. One or more cups may be used during the treatment, depending on the size of the area being treated. They may either be used by themselves or placed over an acupuncture needle. Sometimes, the skin may be lubricated using oil, allowing the cup to move across the skin slowly, affecting a larger area in the process.
Depending on the specific treatment, skin markings post-cupping are fairly common. This may be a simple red ring that disappears quickly, the discolouration left by the cups is normally from bruising especially if dragging the cups while suctioned from one place to another to break down muscle fibre. The treatments are rarely painful, and if you experience pain during a cupping session, you should let your therapist know immediately.
Cupping helps direct blood flow to muscles that need the blood and oxygen in order to recover from recent stress or workouts, allowing you to ensure that they recover quickly so that you are able to continue working out or performing the activity that caused the muscle stress without experiencing muscle pain. Book an appointment for cupping therapy at LANA OncoSpa today and allow your muscles to heal better, and feel better!