In addition to standard Massage Therapy techniques, I also incorporate cupping where deemed appropriate and beneficial to the treatment plan. This info sheet will give you some information about what cupping is and the benefits and possible side effects.
Please note that by choosing to try cupping, it does not mean that it will be automatically included in your treatments. I will always discuss this with you and ensure that it is a safe/beneficial technique for you specifically prior to using it.
What is cupping?
Cupping is a therapy that applies negative pressure on the skin using glass, plastic, or silicone cups. The suction created by these cups stimulates and increases blood flow, which can help relieve joint and muscle pain, reduce inflammation, accelerate recovery, increase the function of the lymphatic and circulatory systems and increase overall relaxation and well-being. Cupping may also aid in the healing of scars and surrounding tissues. I personally use silicone cups in my practice and treatments are usually effective, safe and pain free.
I find that when cupping is used in conjunction with massage techniques, my clients notice a quicker return of mobility and relief from pain and tension. It also helps to loosen the soft tissue so that I can apply a more specific and deeper pressure where needed.
Should you choose to include cupping in your treatment plan, there is no additional charge to the session.