Fire cupping is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses glass cups placed on the skin. The cups are then heated with flame to remove oxygen and create a suction against the skin.
Cupping is often considered the reverse of massage. With cupping, tissues and muscles are pulled upward by the suction of the cups. This allows for deep tissue work without the pressure used in a massage.
Fire cupping can relieve pain by manipulating the fascia and activating specific trigger points in the body. It also enhances circulation in targeted areas of the body and positively affects the nervous system.
A few things you should know about our cupping services are:
- Skin discoloration can often occur after cupping, but it’s rarely painful (if at all) and will last for only a few days. This depends on the amount of toxins removed from the body.
- Cupping services can be combined with massage and other treatments.
- We’re fans of traditional fire cupping, but we also offer cupping with silicone cups and plastic pump cupping.
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