Cupping therapy is one more of the Golden Tree massage services based on the techniques successfully employed by our ancestors. Incorporating the use of special cups, vacuum, and suction, cupping therapy stimulates the blood flow and treats muscle tension effectively.
Cupping therapy belongs to the ancient techniques of manual therapy. To provide this treatment, the therapist uses a special cup. By using a flame or a specific pump, the specialist creates a vacuum inside the container which sucks in the skin. This suction creates negative pressure on the surface, which is contrary to deep-tissue massage that provides positive pressure. Commonly, cupping is applied to the back. Nowadays, modern techniques suggest using cupping for other body parts, including the face. Additionally, cups can remain in the same position for several minutes, or the therapist may glide them, creating movements similar to a massage. Therapists use cupping for treating blood disorders, skin problems, rheumatic diseases, and in many other cases. Unlike common belief, cupping isn’t painful. As a result of suction, you may have slight bruises after the procedure that won’t be noticeable in several days.