Updated: Aug 15
When you first think off massage most picture a therapist hand and or tool compressing and digging into your tissues utilizing positive pressure. Cupping is one of the most unique tactics massage has to offer by utilizing negative pressure instead of positive. Forming a suctioning affect, cupping has the ability to draw metabolic toxins and element build up from the tissues and aid circulation by uplifting the fascial restrictions otherwise called adhesions.
Cupping has its origins in ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures dating back as early as 1550 B.C. Throughout its timeline cupping has been accomplished in a variety of methods such as utilizing hollow horns or tusks from animals for cups or lightly puncturing the skin before cupping to draw out blood, a tactic known as bloodletting. Some utilize fire to consume the oxygen in the cup before applying to the skin to draw up the tissues or use a manual pump for a vacuum effect. Cups being applied through moving techniques or by placing cups strategically at specific points and allowing them to stand for a certain amount of time has different affects.
When it comes to cupping it can be thought of as a sort of reverse deep tissue massage. Cupping has many benefits by providing a detox effect, a circulation aid, and adhesion reliever. The markings left by cups really allows for a great diagnostic tool to assess the type of release, different colors points to different released properties. The suctioning of the cups produces a nice stretch to the fascia which can relieve adhesions and promote circulation to tight muscles.
As grand as cupping sounds it isn't for everyone. Individual's with blood clotting disorders such with deep vein thrombosis, bleeding disorders with hemophilia and skin conditions like eczema can be a contraindication for this method of massage.
If you have never experienced cupping and are an appropriate candidate for this kind of treatment then it is a must have for the body. The benefits this modality can bring is extraordinary and one of a kind in the massage world. If you're in need of a massage therapist than look no further than Jade Oasis Wellness. Our Therapist are trained in the art of negative pressure and understand how to apply this force to relieve stress, promote wellness and sooth the body into relaxation. You can book your appointment either through the website at www.jadeoasiswellness.com/book-online or by calling 425-679-6198.