Massage cupping is a remarkable type of therapy that utilized suction, rather than compression. It is a traditional, time-honored treatment loved by millions worldwide. It's safe, comfortable and remarkably effective.
There are many methods to cupping utilized at Ascension including stationary cupping, massage cupping, facial cupping, biomagnetic cupping, dynamic cupping and thermotherapy cupping.
By creating suction, cupping can release muscles and connective tissue, drain excess fluid, detoxify and loosen adhesions. It feels amazing. The pulling sensation relaxes the body and relieves stress.
Cupping is the oldest and most globally practiced medical treatment in human history. It was practiced in Egypt, China, Ancient Greece and Europe and remains popular throughout the world.
How long are cups left on during a massage session?
Since cups can be quite detoxifying, I do not recommend that cups are on for longer than 5-10 minutes for the first massage session. I also do not place cups on as strongly during the first session. I try light to medium suction for the first session to give the patient a sense for how it feels. If a person does cupping too intensely at first, they may experience flu-like symptoms. Self care after a cupping session is very important. It is recommended that you stay hydrated, avoid alcohol or caffeine or intense heat or exfoliation immediately before or after your session.
After the first session, the cups can remain on for gradually longer and longer with each subsequent session. I also gradually increase the level of suction. Some experienced cupping patients request cupping for an entire sixty to ninety minutes. This does not mean a cup is placed on the same area for the full session. I might place several cups on the back meanwhile massage the legs. The massage the legs, add cups to the legs and the do moving cupping to the back.
With cupping, you are simply getting more results for your money. While the cups are doing their work on your back, this frees me up to work on the legs.
What are the marks?
The marks left by massage cups is cellular debris and dead blood cells that are being pulled to the surface.
How long does it take for the circles to disappear?
The discoloration can last anyway from hours to up to two weeks, depending on the severity of toxicity of the patient's condition. The more treatments a patient receives, the less likely the marks are to occur.
What if I don't want to have cupping marks?
As a massage cupping therapist, I always want to honor the patient's wishes about cupping marks. Sometimes patients do not want mark on their shoulders in the summer because they plan to wear tank tops or they are just not sure yet how they feel about it. Others love the marks and don't mind talking about them with others. It is very important to talk about your concerns before the session so that the session can be tailored to best fit your preference.
In order to prevent the appearance of cupping marks, the cups will need to be constantly moving rather than sitting stationary in one place. The level of suction use will also need to be lessened. This type of cupping therapy is very relaxing and still very effective. However, it will not be as detoxifying and the results will not be quite as dramatic as they would be will stationary cups.