Dry Cupping Therapy
60 minutes/70 euro
HOW CUPPING THERAPY WORKS
Cupping therapy uses cups of different sizes that are designed to suction to the skin on specific areas of the body. As suction is created between the cup and skin tissue, the impurities inside the inner layer of tissue and muscle are pulled outward. As the impurities accumulate underneath the skin, it changes color. Fresh blood and lymph rush to the area and bring nutrients and oxygen to the affected site. This process heals damaged cells and causes the body to feel rejuvenated and refreshed. The blood and lymph carry away any toxins to the skin, kidneys, liver, intestines, and lungs to be expelled naturally.
WHY CUPPING MARKS OCCUR
Cupping therapy creates circular marks on the skin due to capillaries under the skin breaking as they release toxins. The color of a cupping mark can range from a pink to deep purple. Some marks take a few hours to a few days and even a couple of weeks to disappear, depending on the length of the therapy. The appearance of the skin after cupping therapy indicates the severity of the condition. Although the marks may look like bruises, they are not painful, as there is no “impact trauma” if the therapy was done by a professional certified cupping therapist.
*BENEFITS OF CUPPING THERAPY *
Cupping increases circulation
The suction from the cups increases circulation to the area where the cups are placed. The additional blood flow to that area can help relieve muscle tension and promote cell repair. Increasing circulation with cupping also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Cupping encourages tissues to release toxins
Yes, you do have organs that remove toxins from your blood. But the modern lifestyle overloads your body with toxins. Cupping gives your body a boost in releasing those toxins. Focused blood flow helps your body by flushing built-up toxins through the lymphatic system. (Your lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating your body’s toxins and waste.)
Cupping reduces anxiety
When your therapist glides the cups across your skin, your parasympathetic nervous system engages. This promotes deep relaxation to move through your entire body. (Your parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing your heart rate, assisting in digestion, and increasing intestinal and gland activity.)
Cupping can improve varicose veins and spider veins
Varicose veins look like bulging, bluish veins just under your skin, usually on legs and feet. They happen when the valves inside the vein aren’t working properly—the valves don’t effectively push the blood from the muscle back to the heart, so the blood congests and the veins twist and bulge. Cupping helps by bringing fresh blood flow and oxygen back to the problem areas. You’ll notice your varicose veins appear lighter after your first session, though it will take a series of cupping sessions for lasting results. (Note: only dry, not wet, cupping is recommended for treating varicose veins. At Resolution Health, we only practice dry cupping.)
Cupping can clear congestion and help treat asthma
Congestion (the buildup of fluid or phlegm in your lungs) caused by a cold, bronchitis, or even asthma can be treated with cupping. The suction from cups breaks up and expels congestion. It brings oxygen rich blood and lymph toward your lungs and your other respiratory muscles. Cups are usually placed on your back, but may be placed on your chest as well. Your therapist may leave the cups in place, or may gently glide them in an upward motion to facilitate the movement of the lymph fluid. Facial cupping can also be used to help unblock your sinuses.
Cupping can clear colon blockages and aid digestion
Cupping helps to engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which increases blood flow to the digestive tract. Gentle cupping over the abdomen also stimulates the insides of your digestive organs. It aids in peristalsis (contractions that push food through your digestive tract), helps clear colon blockages, encourages blood and body-fluid to move through your organs, and helps relieve indigestion.