What is Massage Cupping?
Massage cupping is a modern adaptation of the wonderful ancient Chinese technique. Large glass cups are used on the back, arms, abdomen and legs as a unique way of applying myofascial techniques and deep tissue massage. The action has a sedating effect on the nervous system, and many people find it profoundly relaxing. Contracted, tense and painful muscle tissue will soften quickly with just a few minutes of massage cupping. The body comes alive, and new ease of movement can truly be felt. Cupping is often used with another therapy, such as therapeutic massage.
Sometimes areas of tension or injury are simply too tense or tender to treat with certain therapeutic methods such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy or cross-fiber friction. Massage cupping is a gentle, non-invasive way to soften broad areas of tension so that more specific massage techniques can be comfortably applied. The sensation is truly indescribable. Schedule your session to understand what this means.
What are the benefits Massage Cupping?
This technique is especially effective for tightness of the iliotibial (IT) band, and chronic pain, tightness and spasm in the middle to lower back. It draws the inflammation out, yet does not add to it. Massage Cupping stimulates circulation bringing nutrition and drainage to scar tissue, muscles, deep connective tissue, and the Lymph. Reduces anxiety, insomnia, ease labored breathing from asthma, fatigue, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatism and improves the appearance of cellulite.
Amanda Powell-Wooten is certified in Massage Cupping ™ Therapy