Cupping Therapy is a system of techniques using glass or plastic suction cups to draw soft tissue up inside the cup. To do this the pressure inside the cup is reduced either by using a pump and valve (cold cupping), heating the air inside the cup (fire cupping) or it can even be done by using an electric cupping pump. The cups are left in situ for up to 15 minutes or can be moved around the body depending on what the desired outcome and issue is.

Cupping Therapy has many benefits including;

  • pain relief
  • improved range of motion
  • reduced inflammation
  • treats sports injuries
  • can boost immunity when you’re sick
  • “can relieve a cold immediately”
  • stress relief through “aiding the peripheral nervous system and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system”
  • brings the body to homeostasis
  • allows the body to function and heal on its own