Your WELL. DESERVED.™ Specials For the Month
We Now Offer Cupping!
Durand Health is excited to offer our clients Cupping as an add-on modality to any massage treatment. Whether you only have time for a 30-minute tune-up or are coming in for a more thorough 90-minute full-body massage, cupping is a fantastic way to get more out of each treatment.
What Is Cupping?
Cupping is an alternative therapy technique that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of various materials, such as glass, silicone, bamboo, or plastic. This therapy has been practiced for centuries in various cultures, including traditional Chinese medicine and Middle Eastern traditions.
How does it work?
By drawing the soft tissue up instead of constantly pressing down, cupping helps to break up stubborn knots and muscle tension that can be difficult to achieve with standard massage techniques.
Cupping also promotes added circulation and encourages our immune system to heal the treated area by creating a mild, localized, beneficial inflammatory response in the affected area.
The cupping process typically involves the following steps:
- Suction: The cups are placed on the skin, and suction is created either by heating the air inside the cup before placing it on the skin (fire cupping) or by using a mechanical device to create a vacuum (modern cupping).
- Skin Response: The suction causes the skin and superficial muscle layers to be drawn into the cup, resulting in a raised, circular welt or bruise-like mark. This is due to the increased blood flow to the area and the release of toxins from the underlying tissues.
- Duration: The cups may be left in place for a few minutes or moved around to massage the area.
Is There Fire? Is It Safe?
Traditional cupping methods used in acupuncture treatments may use a flame to create a vacuum in the cup. However, the cupping provided during a massage uses a small hand pump to draw the air out of the cup, meaning there is no chance of burning.
I’ve heard it leaves bruising, does cupping hurt?
Cupping usually does leave bruises, but it doesn’t have to hurt. Your therapist can adjust the pressure so that the cups are comfortable.
For more information, feel free to reach out and ask us your questions about cupping.
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