The most prevalent use has been in Traditional Chinese Medicine and requires knowledge of TCM theory.
What is the difference between current vacuum therapies and traditional Chinese cupping? In Traditional Chinese Medicine, stationary cups are placed on the skin and left fora period of five to fifteen minutes, and the cups may also be moved over the area to raise “sha”. The goal of Chinese cupping therapy is to move stagnation of blood and chi, disperse internal heat, and other applications based on Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostics. Traditional cupping therapies are also generally used in many cultures on adults and children for respiratory conditions, pain relief, and multiple other uses.
Sports and Orthopedic Cupping
The emotional demands the athlete endures in a competitive environment leads to stress, insomnia, digestive issues and the body’s inability to rebuild itself properly.
Stubborn conditions that may have been present for decades are easily resolved with Cupping. Nothing works better at opening up and releasing joints, connective tissue and muscles than the use of negative pressure and movement.
Cupping Massage is used extensively across all sports to maintain, detoxify, recover and strengthen the physical needs of the athlete. This type of massages are most often used in these Sports related healthcare arenas:
- conditioning and maintenance of athletes to obtain and remain at their optimal performance;
- athletes that come into contact with toxic substances (swimmers and endurance runners);
- therapy for athletic injuries;
- chronic conditions;
- recovery after sporting events.
Remember: Cupping should never be used at any injury site immediately following the event. Please be sure to tell your massage therapist exactly when your injury took place.
- Clears stagnation
- Drains & moves fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle & Connective Tissue
- Loosens Adhesion
- Nourishing Blood Supply to the Skin
The use of suction is common place throughout the history of the Olympic Games for maintenance, pre and post event injuries, detoxification and recovery.
Besides Cupping for injuries and recovery, Olympic Trainers use suction to draw toxins from the swimmers that have been absorbed from the pools that they are in for many hours everyday day.
Cumulative Cupping treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, lung capacity, lymphatic drainage and health maintenance during strenuous activities. Many professional athletes incorporate it into their training to enhance their overall performance, agility and ability to recover from their sports.
Women in Asia, Russia and Europe have been utilizing these remarkable negative pressure facial exercises for rejuvenation and maintenance for generations.
The benefits include increased local circulation of the skin, increased nutrients brought to the epidermis, and enhanced absorption of facial topical. The drainage of stagnant. Lines, wrinkles and will plump whereas scar tissue will soften from the negative pressure, making it an exceptionally powerful and surprisingly relaxing enhancement to advanced facial treatments.
The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening rigid muscles associated with TMJ disorders.
Sinus infections and inflammation are also directly relieved by the loosening and draining effects of the cups - many times resolving issues that many sufferers commonly turned to more radical procedures to correct.
Cupping is an excellent therapy for the some digestive issues. It stretches the walls of the organs, thus sloughing off stagnant waste and mucus and overall promote the activity of digestion.
People consistently report expelling an excess amount of waste immediately following treatments and an increase of eliminations throughout the day.
Cupping is regularly, and with great success, being used to help in conception, handle IBS, constipation, diarrhea, distention and acidity.