Cupping is an ancient modality used to increase circulation, clear toxins out of the muscles, and relieve pain. We offer two types of cupping; fire cupping and suction cupping. With fire cupping, a flame is used to create suction and a glass cup is placed on the skin. With suction cupping, there is no flame but rather a handheld device to create suction.
The suction created by the cup pulls stagnant blood, lymph, and lactic acid towards the surface of the skin. This allows blood to flow more freely through the muscle, decreasing pain, and increasing strength and mobility.
Cupping can be used to treat chronic pain and tension, help speed up the recovery time from an injury, for athletes to increase performance, or as preventative medicine to keep muscles healthy.